Peru Vice Province
In 1962, the Sisters of St. Joseph responded to the request of Pope John XXIII that religious communities send ten percent of their members as missionaries to Latin America. They began as nurses in a military hospital in Lima, but being drawn to the poor of Peru’s cities and mountains, the sisters established themselves in ministries basic to human survival—daily food programs, health care, sewing classes and education at all levels.
Sisters of St. Joseph in Peru today live out “the option for the poor” as teachers, school administrators, catechetical ministers, social workers, and pastoral assistants.
In The News
- Offsetting the carbon footprints caused by our travel to Congregational Chapter (6/12/2019) - On July 14-28, our congregation will hold a Congregational Chapter, which takes place every six years. This gathering will… ...Read More
- Prayers requested for flooding in Peru (3/22/2017) - Our sisters in Peru request prayers for victims of flooding Devastating floods and mudslides have caused 72 deaths and extensive… ...Read More
- Directors of Association from across the Congregation Meet in St. Paul (9/28/2015) - Directors of Association who met in St. Paul in September 2015. L to R: Joan Pauly Schneider (St. Paul), Mary… ...Read More
- A Visit with our Peruvian Sisters (5/16/2015) - In March, Ann Thompson, communicator for the St. Paul Province, and Ralph Scorpio, Executive Director of the Sisters of St.… ...Read More