As Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we are called to the same profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction that characterized the women who founded our congregation over 350 years ago. We Sisters of St. Joseph are women rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and called to active, inclusive love in our service to all God’s people without distinction and to all God’s creation with reverence.
Founded in 1650 simply to respond to the needs of the times and to bring unity and reconciliation wherever we go, we fulfill our call today through a diversity of ministries. You will find Sisters of St. Joseph in any number of varied ministries in parishes, schools, hospitals, clinics, shelters, food pantries, refugee centers, retreat centers, nursing homes, prisons, art studios, counseling centers and more—always striving to meet the ever-changing needs of God’s world and always striving to bring healing, wholeness and renewed hope.
Strength for our mission and ministry comes from our fidelity to prayer and community, our commitment to our mission of bringing unity and reconciliation, nonviolence and peacemaking and deep desire always to move toward a greater inclusivity and unifying love that reverences diverse cultures and faiths and reflects the interconnectedness of all creation.
Our patron, St. Joseph, reminds us of the openness and humility we need to deepen communion as expressed in our Constitution, our early documents and the Gospel of Jesus. Joseph, man of justice, peace, courage and love, faithfully followed the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and calls us to do the same.
In the spirit of St. Joseph’s humility and the inclusive love to which our founders called us, we are honored to pray for your intentions.