Our SpiritualitySpirituality helps us become more loving of the world. Cultivating our spiritual life through the arts, ritual, food, stories, community, service, meditation and other forms of prayer opens our spirits so that we can more lovingly embrace our Creator, ourselves, other people and the sacredness of all creation.
Who We Are
"Moving always toward the profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction..."
(Sisters of St. Joseph Consensus Statement)
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates commit to continuing Jesus' mission in the world by responding to the needs of our time. In the spirit of the Gospel, we work toward right relationships with God, persons, and Earth. We strive to foster the common good through advocacy
, creative arts
, social service
, and spirituality
. Strength for this mission comes from fidelity to community, prayer, our practice of "sharing the heart
," and celebrating the rituals of church and community.
What We Live By
Our mission is to love God and neighbor without distinction. Following are some documents and statements that guide and inspire Sisters and Consociates in living our mission.
Gospels: Early Christian communities’ recordings of Jesus’ mission and teaching.
Acts of Chapter: Set direction for Carondelet Congregation: Call us to Communion with Each Other, Neighbor, Church, and Creation
Constitution of Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet: Directs Sisters’ life, organization, and membership. The Constitution offers a framework for Sisters to live the Jesus’ mission and teaching.
Consensus Statement: Expresses the central ideas of the founding documents of Sisters of St. Joseph Sisters' Vows: public vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience
Consociate Spirit Statement: Expresses the vision Consociates hold.
Consociate Commitment: Public statement of a Consociate to live the vision and values of the Sisters of St. Joseph within the context of their life and responsibilities