St. Louis Province
On January 4, 1836, six Sisters of St. Joseph left their French homeland to set sail for a new country. They did so at the request of the Bishop of St. Louis, Missouri, who needed sisters to serve in his quickly-growing diocese. These courageous women adventured on a long journey, spending three difficult months at sea. They eventually arrived aboard a Mississippi River steamboat from New Orleans to begin their work in St. Louis. The work of the sisters
flourished, expanding across the country.
Today while the St. Louis sisters give thanks to God for the great variety gifts given, they focus with greater intensity on today’s needs: they help provide housing and health care for the poor in rural Alabama; they direct community centers in central Mississippi; they counsel immigrants and victims of torture & war; they provide respite and retreat times for the homeless. In these and in many other ways, the St. Louis Province serves the “dear neighbor” most in need.
In The News
- The Congregation Confronts Racism (7/10/2020) - As police shootings and immigration policies have shined a spotlight on racism in the United States recently, our congregation has… ...Read More
- Happy retirement, Sister Pam! (6/19/2020) - Pam Harding, CSJ retires after 18 years of service to the congregation Who holds the record for long-term service in… ...Read More
- May I Speak Out … Against Racial Injustice (5/27/2020) - At that same meeting, the sisters called us to “bold conversation and prophetic action” to work toward dismantling systems of… ...Read More
- 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
- Avila University aquires Sisters of Selma materials (9/15/2016) - Thanks to its sponsorship by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Avila University recently acquired the licensing rights and archival materials… ...Read More
- Sisters call for better farmworking conditions (9/9/2016) - The St. Louis Review, newspaper for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, covered our sisters' call for better conditions for farmworkers.… ...Read More
- Sisters featured in NCR series on prison ministry (4/7/2016) - Our Sisters Baya Clare, CSJ and Ruth Booker, CSJ from St. Paul, Minn. and Sisters Patty Clune, CSJ and Martha… ...Read More
- Sister Barbara Moore receives lifetime achievement award (3/29/2016) - The Catholic Health Association of the United States has named Sister Barbara Moore the 2016 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.… ...Read More
- St. Louis Catholic Sisters launch billboard campaign (3/3/2016) - Our St. Louis province has joined an effort of St. Louis Catholic Sisters to spread a message of hope in… ...Read More
- Congregation Justice Coordinators Meet (10/26/2015) - The Congregational Justice Personnel met at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham, NY, from October 22 to 24 and then… ...Read More