Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletAugust 7, 2022


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. Learn more

Thought For The Day

The hunger for God can only be satisfied by a love that is face to face, person to person. It is only in the eyes of another that we can find the icon of Christ.
—Catherine de Hueck Doherty

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

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Welcoming our new associates
Associate Commitment Day 2021 took place on June 12, 2021

Meet our newest associate: Katie Guevara
Katie made her first commitment as an associate on June 12/

Sister Fran Dempsey pens commentary on vaccines
Sister Fran's commentary in the Albany Times Union urges the sharing of vaccine patents.

A hole in the roof
There are three of them, my favorite men in all of the Gospels, (aside from ...

LCWR Region 2 Leadership Statement on Lawlessness at the Capitol
January 6, 2021, a day to certify the results of the electoral college vote for ...

In this darkness is there also light? by Sister Fran Dempsey
Over my 82 years, I have had many experiences of darkness coming and darkness going ...

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.

Learn what the congregations of Sisters of St. Joseph are doing at the United Nations

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



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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