Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletOctober 17, 2017

CSJ Wisdom Sisters

In preparation for our Congregational Chapter 2013, held in Los Angeles, CA, from July 17-July 31, each province (Los Angeles, Albany, St. Louis and St. Paul) and each vice province (Hawaii and Peru) identified some sisters as “Wisdom Sisters.” The task of the Wisdom Sisters was to respond to the following questions:

“As you reflect on your years as a young member of the community, what did you NEVER expect to be experiencing/living as a Sister of St. Joseph today?  What gives you joy and sustains you?”

We are delighted to present for you the responses of some of our Albany-Province Wisdom Sisters!


Sister Frances Patricia Degnan, age 95

Read Sister Frances' response.
Listen to Sister Frances' response.


Sister Rosemary Hock, age 81

Read Sister Rosemary's response.
Listen to Sister Rosemary's response.


Sister Rose Margaret Noonan, age 95

Read Sister Rose's response.
Listen to Sister Rose's response.


Sister Madeline Powers, age 83

Read Sister Madeline's response.
Listen to Sister Madeline's response.


Sister Dorothy Root, age 87

Read Sister Dorothy's response.
Listen to Sister Dorothy's response.


Sister Rose Regina Smith, age 85

Read Sister Rose's response.
Listen to Sister Rose's response.


Sister Anne Tranelli, age 84

Read Sister Anne's response.
Listen to Sister Anne's response.



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