The US Federation is grounded
in the following values

Prayer, Contemplation, and Discernment that Lead to Courageous Action

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The US Federation is committed
to the Gospel Charism of

Unifying Love for the Healing and Transformation of the World

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The US Federation is grounded
in the value of

Responsiveness to the Needs of the World and Oneness with Creation

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Pride Month Prayer Card

Pride Month Prayer Card

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in partnership with the Ministry of the Arts, offers a prayer card for Pride 2024   Download the 7 x 5 Pride Month Prayer Card Here Download the 2 x 3.5 Pride Month Prayer Card Here Download the 5 x 7 Pride Month...

Sr. Dolores’ Synodal Reflection

Sr. Dolores’ Synodal Reflection

By: María de los Dolores Palencia Gomez csj (Lyon-Mexico) [Translated from original Spanish. Para leer en español, haga clic aquí] I thank Lisa and Kascha, their close presence in Rome, their invitation and support to share with all the Federation, the sisters and...

Hermana Dolores: Reflexión al Sínodo

Hermana Dolores: Reflexión al Sínodo

Por: María de los Dolores Palencia G., csj [To read this reflection in English, click here] Agradezco a Liza y a Kascha, su presencia cercana en Roma, su invitación y apoyo para compartir con toda la Federación, las hermanas y la familia San José, la gracia recibida...

God’s Great Love!

We are Sisters of the Neighborhood

International Center
Justice & Peace

Who We Are

profound love of God & neighbor without distinction

The Federation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is a dynamic union of all the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the United States who claim a common origin in the foundation at Le Puy, France in 1650. This includes 3740 sisters, 2609 associates and 34 agrégées of 16 Congregations throughout the United States.

Face of the Charism


We are a national movement of people who live out the charism and spirituality of the Sisters of St Joseph. Our newly expanded membership now not only includes Sisters of St. Joseph but agrégées, associates, the St. Joseph Worker community, partners in mission, and other relationships described by member congregations. We respond to the movement of the Spirit to keep the flame of the charism alive. We embrace an all-inclusive and self-emptying love that nurtures unity among ourselves and the “dear neighbor” without distinction. Imbued with our rich heritage and attentive to the evolving needs of the world, we proclaim the Gospel message of unifying love thereby becoming a transforming and healing presence in the world.