Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletJuly 13, 2020

Healing and Reconciling

We serve in a way that: heals and reconciles; serves all persons without distinction; makes known through our lives the gospel we proclaim; enables others to assume a more active responsibility for continuing the mission of Jesus; recognizes and defends the human dignity of all persons; promotes justice with a particular concern for the poor. (Constitution)


Health Care

Sister Catherine Sean Croghan, CSJ, Surgical Suite Nurse, St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam

Sister Joan Cadden, CSJ Nurse, St, Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, NY

As early as 1650, Bishop Henri de Maupas asked the Sisters of St. Joseph to staff the Montferrand Hospice and care for those in need. Our Constitution of 1693 first mentions the Sisters of St. Joseph as healthcare providers and specifies that they “visit the sick in their homes or in prison, assist them with alms and prepare broths and remedies which the doctors recommend for them.”

 For over 350 years, Sisters of St. Joseph have been involved in the healthcare ministry. In 1903, the sisters in the Albany Province opened St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam. The hospital has seen a remarkable history of expansion and growth over the years. Today, St. Mary’s is a part of Ascension Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the country.

Sisters at St. Mary's Hospital. Amsterdam, in
the late 19502





Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet • 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road • Latham, NY 12110-4799
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