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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 poorTesto

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

Latest News & Events

Mentor Spotlight: Getting to Know Sister Teresa Lynch // ACE at Notre Dame

Mentor principals have played a critical role in the success of the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) since the program’s inception in 2012. The experience, accountability, and personal attention that these leaders provide has been a defining characteristic of the LEI, helping Catholic school principals-and their teams- institute lasting changes.

Annual Angel Boutique Cancelled

Due to the damage caused by the Getty Fire on the roads and areas adjacent to Carondelet Center, we have cancelled our Annual Angel Boutique which was scheduled for Nov. 9th.

We continue to pray for the safety of our neighbors and the emergency personnel working to keep safe all Californians affected by the fires.

Getty Fire Update
October 29,2019
2:40 p.m.

Upon the direction of LA Fire Department, Sisters and staff presently sheltering in place at Carondelet Center will remain there until the present fire event has passed. LA fire has assured us that conditions around Carondelet Center and Mount St Mary’s University have substantially improved and for now are static.

All Access to the Brentwood area is closed. Wires are down on Chalon Road, fire hoses are being used from hydrants, fire personnel are on the hillsides on both the Getty and Kenter Canyons, water dropping helicopters continued through the night last night and are dropping on hot spots.

The Sisters remain deeply appreciative for LA Fire and Police. They have been extraordinary in their care, support and protection. Please continue to pray with us tonight and tomorrow for winds to calm and for fires to be brought to an end.

Most importantly may all the fire and police personnel be kept from harm.

Province Leadership Team

Our Sisters are well and safe. On the advice of the Los Angeles Fire Department, Sisters are remaining at Carondelet Center. LA Fire and Police are on site. All entrances to Brentwood above Sunset Blvd are closed.

We cannot express enough our profound gratitude to the LA Fire and Police Departments. These first responders not only saved our property, but have been with the 80 Sisters sheltering in place since before dawn this morning.  Their kindness was exceeded only by their remarkable skills.

Province Leadership Team

Early this morning, fire officials gave Carondelet Center in Los Angeles, CA orders to evacuate.  Eight Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet evacuated along with a few students from Mount St. Mary’s University. Seventy-five others, with the direction of the Fire Department, stayed in place due to electric poles on the road.  All Sisters are safe and awaiting instructions from fire authorities to evacuate to safer facilities.

We continue to pray for the neighbors nearby in danger from the fires.  We are grateful to all firefighters working to contain the blazes in Southern California.

Province Leadership Team


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