Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletApril 2, 2020


Called by God and passionate for the mission of Jesus, the Sisters of St. Joseph come together to serve all persons. With a distinctive spirit of hospitality and a particular concern for the poor, we witness to the Gospel message by being a unifying and reconciling presence to a world in need.

Read our statement on COVID-19 and St. Joseph's Provincial House.

Read about what is happening at our International Centre in LePuy, France.

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet is a senior-living campus, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. To learn more, click here.

Thought For The Day

Good and gentle God, be ground to my insecurity, wealth to my poverty, strength to my weakness, wisdom to my unknowing, peace to my anger, and may I hold dearly to the God of my life.
--Sister Carol L. Smith, CSJ

Welcome to the Albany Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet!

Radio Spot Continuing the Legacy Link To ETapestry Web Site


The Nod: Just Saying Yes - An Essay by Joan Sauro, CSJ
Sister Charla sits against the left wall of the sanctuary of our magnificent motherhouse chapel.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet UPDATE Response to COVID-19 Virus
St. Joseph's Provincial House Now CLOSED to visitors.

2020 Sister of St. Joseph Jubilarians Share 1,940 Years of Service
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, thirty Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet from the Albany ...

We Pray for Peace and Nonviolence
As begin 2020 faced with the United States' targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani of Iran, ...

Sisters Sing: A Concert of Gratitude Held at the Provincial House
Yesterday, November 25, was our long anticipated "Sisters Sing: A concert of Gratitude," held at ...

Frances Cabrini: Mother to the Masses by Sister Joan Sauro, CSJ
Read about the immigrant saint who welcomed and cared for the tired, the poor, and ...

The chapel mosaic in the Provincial House chapel is the largest indoor stone mosaic in the U.S.

Our congregation is a community of women religious who through public profession of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience promise to live entirely for God and for others. In the spirit of Jesus who emptied Himself in order to reveal God’s love, we look to the Creator who loves all without distinction and to the Spirit who can enable us to be “a congregation of the great love of God” in the world. We turn to Mary and to Joseph for examples of faithfulness to the inspiration of the Spirit and the humble, cordial service to the neighbor.

We Are The Sisters of St. Joseph
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 365 years ago. Rooted in prayer, in community living and in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we commit ourselves to the mission of unity and reconciliation, nonviolence and peacemaking through concrete efforts toward our goal of communion with the sacred, with the Earth, with one another, with the Church and with all whom we meet. We desire always to move toward a greater inclusivity and unifying love that reverences diverse cultures and faiths, reflects the interconnectedness of all creation and gives direction to our ministry.

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 hospitality to which our founders called us, we welcome you to our website!

We are honored to pray for your intentions
through our Prayers Please website.

Locate a Sister of St. Joseph who taught you...counseled you..inspired you...made a difference in your life.

Click HERE to learn what the Congregations of St. Joseph are doing at the United Nartions!

Learn about the St. Joseph Worker Volunteer Program which focuses on leadership, spirituality, service and justice!

See our 2020 CSJ Jubilarians!


Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet • 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road • Latham, NY 12110-4799
Main Provincal House Number (518) 783-3500 • Fax (518) 783-5209

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