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The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet- Los Angeles Province

The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet hold as their mission to continue the mission of Jesus ”that all may be one,” – John 17:21

The members of the congregation minister in a way that:

  • Heals and reconciles
  • Serves all persons without distinction
  • Makes known through their lives the gospel they 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

(Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Constitution, #20)

Latest News & Events

Corporate Stand Statement Against the Death Penalty

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Los Angeles Province

 We, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in the Los Angeles Province, voice a strong opposition to the death penalty. We commit ourselves to work for its abolition as a matter of conscience, morality and respect of the dignity of every human life. Therefore, we believe that neither we, not the state in our name, has the right to take human life. Violence is not the answer to the problem of violence. While decrying the taking of life with the death penalty, we concurrently decry the loss of innocent life, mourn with, and reach out to the families of victims of violent crime.

Together we call upon our elected leaders to put an end to state-sanctioned killing. Furthermore, we call upon our sisters and brothers in our parishes, ministries and neighborhoods to join us in working toward the abolition of the death penalty. We invite all people of good will to choose moral courage over fear and to search for creative solutions to questions of crime and punishment.

We believe that together we can create truly just solutions that respect the human dignity of each and every member of society.

How Shall We Live? Toward a prophetic Response

Invited by the LifeLong Development Committee, Sister Nancy Sylvester, IHM will return in July to offer a retreat to those looking for an opportunity to rest, pray and share with others who are seeking ways to heal and unify our society.  Sister Nancy is the president of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue in Detroit, Michigan. Registration for Partners in Mission and Associates is FULL. There are still some slots available for Sisters. For more information, please contact  

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We live to fulfill the mission of Jesus.  We live simply, love inclusively and listen attentively for the good and the protection of God’s creation.

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Along with our Associates and ministry partners, we serve others in the United States, Japan and Peru.

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