Who We Are

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is a religious community of vowed Catholic women and lay associates who live and minister in the U.S. and around the world. Through our Mission Network, we work with and support a diverse array of ministries including three Catholic high schools; tutoring and literacy programs; spirituality centers; social service programs; spiritual direction; and pastoral assistance. We also support justice and peace initiatives including anti-racism and inclusion efforts, care of Earth, the abolishment of the death penalty, fair and just immigration policies, nonviolence advocacy, and anti-human trafficking efforts.

Our mission is to bring all into unity with God, with one another, and with all creation. We do this through prayer, direct service and ministry, partnering with others to serve the dear neighbor, standing with and for the poor and vulnerable, and by advocating for systemic change.


Our mission flows from the purpose for which the congregation exists: We live and work that all people may be united with God and with one another. It is rooted in the mission of Christ, the same mission which continually unfolds in His church, “That all may be one as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; I pray that they may be one in Us.” (John 17:21)

Supporting the Laudato Si Platform


The Congregation of St. Joseph has pledged to participate in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform to achieve sweeping environmental sustainability. Learn more about our participation in the platform here.


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