Who We Are

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is a religious community of over 500 vowed Catholic women and 500 lay associates who live and minister in the U.S. and around the world. We sponsor over 30 ministries including three Catholic high schools; tutoring and literacy programs; spirituality centers; social service programs; spiritual direction; and pastoral assistance. We are also involved in and support numerous justice and peace initiatives including anti-racism efforts, the abolishment of the death penalty, fair and just immigration policies, non-violence, especially in regards to gun violence, ending the modern day slavery of human trafficking, and care of the environment and Earth. Our mission is to bring all into unity with God, with one another, and with all creation. We do this through prayer, direct service and ministry, partnering with others to serve the dear neighbor, standing with and for the poor and vulnerable, and by advocating for systemic change.


Our mission flows from the purpose for which the congregation exists: We live and work that all people may be united with God and with one another. It is rooted in the mission of Christ, the same mission which continually unfolds in His church, “That all may be one as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; I pray that they may be one in Us.” (John 17:21)

The Journey Continues…

Many of you participated in the 100 Days of Prayer initiative by praying, reflecting and sharing the daily prayers we posted here and on our Facebook page. Although the new administration’s first 100 days are over, the need to pray for our elected leaders continues. So on behalf of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange who created this movement, we offer Beyond 100 Days of Prayer. We hope you will continue this journey with us.