As Sisters of St. Joseph, we are committed to the prophetic response of bringing the light of the Gospel to a world in need. Ministry, service of others in the name of Christ, is at the core of our identity. Our Constitution, our rule of life, expresses the motivating force at the heart of every Sister of St. Joseph:
The Spirit calls us to live out our consecration in community and, with the strength that comes from our life together, to turn beyond ourselves to serve a world in need.
Although many Sisters serve in Central New York State, we also have members ministering in 24 states and four countries.
The spirit of diversity in ministry and the ability to take risks for the sake of the needs of God's people have been characteristic of our community since its foundation in 1650.
A Sister is confirmed in her ministry by Province leadership. We are encouraged to explore ministry needs which use our gifts and talents. We are committed to providing ongoing professional preparation for all of our Sisters.