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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.

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The Virtue of Leisure

Remember when you were about 10 years old and school ended for the summer? Remember that delicious sense of the days stretching before you with no set routine and lots of time to be outside? There was time to play with friends and visit with family, opportunities to make up new games and participate in old, familiar ones as well, to spend hours reading whatever you chose rather than what was assigned.

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Womanly Novena: June

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.

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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.

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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