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`Ohana celebrate 35 years in Hawai`i

 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

A group of five people are seated with four people standing behind them against a beige wall with "Congratulations Ohana" on a banner behind them.

Over the last year, the `ohana, our lay associates in Hawai`i, have been celebrating their 35th anniversary of association with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Hawai`i. The `ohana began on the island of O`ahu in 1988 and on Maui two years later.

Evelyn “Evie” Char, a charter member of the O`ahu `ohana in 1988, shared what being “companions on the journey” has meant to her: “`Ohana means non-biological family; that’s exactly what the CSJs are to me. Being an affiliate has taught me about feminine spirituality, ways to raise my five children in various stages of their development and, later in life, being companions as we age. Being an `ohana member is such an integral part of my life that I cannot imagine it otherwise.”

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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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