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Join as an Associate

Associates are women and men from various faith traditions, married and single, who extend the mission and share the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph without becoming vowed members. We also call them consociates in the St. Paul Province, ‘ohana in Hawaii, amigas in Peru and familia de San José in Chile; we abbreviate them all as ACOF.

Association has a long, rich history with the Sisters of St. Joseph, dating back to the founding of the congregation in France in 1650. Today, associates continue to bring our spirit to their jobs, faith communities and families as they share their gifts in works of justice and peace, care for the poor and for Earth.

Associates at the 2019 Congregational Chapter

You may be a good fit if:

  • You’re looking for a faith community to join in prayer, ministry and the celebration of God’s presence in your life and in the lives of all those that you meet.
  • You seek an intentional, challenging and supportive spiritual journey.
  • You’ve realized that life has a deeper meaning and have a desire to further social justice, particularly on behalf of the poor and the marginalized.
Sisters and associates gather for an annual convocation

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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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