The Sisters of St. Joseph have gone through many organizational changes since our founding in 1650, while never wavering from our mission and charism. Today, guided by the Spirit, our congregation continues to discern the best way to govern ourselves.
These are the latest items related to our community in Japan, which is now a part of the Los Angeles Province.
On November 11, 2021, our congregation publicly committed to join Pope Francis and the universal Catholic Church on a seven-year journey to ecological conversion through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Efforts towards this commitment have been in the works since 1997, and the journey continues.
Since 1997, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet have adopted environmental sustainability as a focus that influences both big and small decisions. This report captures some of the significant achievements of our congregation in our journey to environmental sustainability.
The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph, based on our ongoing concerns and written statements in support of migrants, have signed a joint statement by churches opposing the proposed revision of Japan’s Immigration and Refugee Recognition Act.
Last week, Noriko Kuroki arrived in Los Angeles from her native Japan to continue her discernment about religious life. We asked Noriko a few questions so we could get to know her better.
Chizuru Yamada grew up in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, as an only child. Later in life, as she practiced the Ignatian Spirituality Exercises, she heard God inviting her to become a sister.