The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet work to bring loving unity to a divided world.

Urgent needs call us, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Associates, Consociates, ‘Ohana and Familia de San José, to bold conversation and prophetic action.

We educate, advocate, and take action to promote social justice. Our work is rooted in the gospel call to social justice and the struggle to be prophetic signs of unity in our world.

These three concerns especially guide our justice work:


Everything is Connected: Care for Creation

As Sisters of St. Joseph, connectedness and relationship are at the heart of who we are. Foundational to our justice work is the belief that everything is interconnected and that creation is a sacred trust given to the whole Earth community. We recognize that all aspects of justice and survival intertwine with all creation – nature, humanity and organizations. We commit, individually and communally, to recognizing how our decisions impact the Earth community; to raising our awareness and changing behaviors; to acting with urgency to protect Earth’s stability and integrity; and to celebrating her beauty wherever we are.

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Everyone is Included: Dismantling Discrimination of Race, Class, Gender, and Religion

Foundational to the principles of Catholic social teaching is our belief in the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers; we are one human family. We are in solidarity with one another. In our Catholic Social Teaching, that means loving our neighbor “without distinction” has global dimensions. In our circle, everyone is included.

Everyone is Sacred: Promoting Peace and Nonviolence

Because we are all one, what hurts one of us hurts all of us. The Sisters of St. Joseph work to further peace and seek ways of nonviolence by being women of relationship, respecting one another and recognizing the human dignity of all. We collaborate with others who are in pursuit of peace.

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