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Our charism is rooted in our spirituality. We invite members of the family of Joseph to share their personal reflections about spirituality and mission to inspire, uplift and educate.

A young indigenous woman in traditional Peruvian dress spins while dancing in front of a crowd celebrating in the streets

On resurrection, solidarity and fiestas

When I lived in Peru, one of the things that I most admired about the Peruvian people are their gifts of compassion and solidarity. I found this to be especially true among people who have limited material resources.

St. Joseph, in a brown tunic, is painted from the shoulders up, staring up in the distance in front of a blue background.

In praise of St. Joseph, the Dreamer

Joseph dreamed. What we know of him tells us that he was a simple man, a poor man in a country occupied and controlled by a foreign army. He had little reason to dream, yet he had dreams for himself and for his family.

A black and white drawing of three women gazing at the viewer, they are obscured by hazy lines

Womanly Novena: March

As the church prepares for the next stage of the synod, we invite you to pray with us a womanly novena, each month for nine months, for a more inclusive church.

A black and white drawing of three women gazing at the viewer, they are obscured by hazy lines

Womanly Novena: February

As the church prepares for the next stage of the synod, we invite you to pray with us a womanly novena, each month for nine months, for a more inclusive church.

A pencil drawing of the seven sisters arriving in the Wild West town of Tucson in 1870.

Join us on The Trek

Sisters from our Los Angeles Province have compiled Trek of the Seven Sisters: Pilgrimage Companion Guide. The book is based on the diary of Sister Monica Corrigan and their own experience traveling the trek route.

A group of children and adults painting at a long table.

My Mexicali Border Experience Changed My Life

My experience at the shelter in Mexicali, Mexico has changed my life. I am now looking at everything and everyone with different eyes. The experience was not anything I had expected! I thought there would be a building surrounded with a yard where the children could play and we would paint in small groups. Instead, we arrived at a crowded shelter with 215 immigrants—110 adults and 105 children.

An illustration of the first sisters in St. Louis

Reflecting on Founders Day

In the middle of October, we celebrate Founders’ Day, memorializing the eight courageous pioneers who created our community in Le Puy, France. Father Médaille went where Jesuits were not allowed to go, gathering a group of women and helping them become a formal religious congregation.

About us

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are a congregation of Catholic sisters. We, and those who share our charism and mission, are motivated in all things by our profound love of God and our dear neighbors. We seek to build communities and bridge divides between people. Since our first sisters gathered in 1650, our members have been called to “do all things of which women are capable.” The first sisters of our congregation arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1836, and we now have additional locations in St. Paul, Albany, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Japan and Peru. Today, we commit to respond boldly to injustice and dare to be prophetic.

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