Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletJuly 13, 2020

Christian Liberation

Each member is called to live in a way that assists in the Christian liberation of persons. As a work of the Spirit, Christian liberation is a continuing effort to recognize, affirm and defend the inherent dignity of all persons against every type of discrimination and against every form of violence and oppression which deny full human development. (Constitution)

Sister Renee Adamany, CSJ
Schenectady Community College



Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ St. Ambrose University Davenport, Iowa

Sister Anna Mae Collins, CSJ, Notre Dame High School, Utica, NY

Sister Chris Pologa, CSJ, (right) St. Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, LA (with Sister Marilyn Vassallo)

Sister Monica Murphy, CSJ, Catholic Central High School, Troy, NY

As our early Sisters of St. Joseph walked city streets and country paths to help those in need, they realized that education was crucial to go beyond meeting immediate needs. When the first sisters came in 1858 to what would later be known as the Albany Province, they came to respond to a need to teach the children of hundreds of immigrants who had come to build the Erie Canal. Over the years, the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Albany Province staffed many elementary and secondary schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses and were integral to the founding and development of the parochial school system in both dioceses. In 1920, the Sisters of St. Joseph founded The College of Saint Rose  which continues to thrive today as a coeducational, four-year college in Albany, New York. Click on the following colleges to learn more about other colleges founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.    

Avila University
Kansas City, Missouri

Fontbonne University
St. Louis, Missouri
Mount St. Mary’s University
Los Angeles, California
St. Catherine University
St. Paul, Minnesota
Today, Sisters of St. Joseph staff universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools across the country and serve in special education, adult education and religious education.

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