Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletOctober 20, 2020


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. To learn more, click here.

Thought For The Day

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
—Professor Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter

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

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Sister Mary Alice O'Connor, CSJ, 90, Dies at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, NY
Sister Mary Alice O'Connor, CSJ (Sister Charles Leo), 90, died Sunday, October 11, 2020 at ...

Sister Alicia Marie Glasko, CSJ, 88, Dies at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, NY
Sister Alicia Marie Glasko, CSJ, 88, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at St. Joseph's Provincial ...

Sister Mary Ethna Kapfer, CSJ, 102, Dies at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, NY
Sister Mary Ethna Kapfer, CSJ, 102, died Monday, October 5, 2020, at St. Joseph's Provincial ...

The Centennial Year Celebration Begins at The College of Saint Rose!
Founders Day Message from Interim President Marcia J. White

Sister Catherine McNamee, "one of the giants in Catholic education," dies at 89
Sister Catherine McNamee, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and longtime Catholic educational leader, ...

Recession Creates Hunger: How People Are Pitching In
Thanks to Spectrum News and Nick Reisman for featuring Sister Betsy Van Deusen and Albany ...

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.

Click HERE to learn what the Congregations of St. Joseph are doing at the United Nartions!

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

See our 2020 CSJ Jubilarians!


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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