|We are a community of approximately 775 women religious. Originally founded in 1650 in LePuy, France, the Sisters of Saint Joseph came to Philadelphia in 1847. Through our many ministries, including education, social services and parish ministries, "we live and work so that all people may be united with God and with one another." Mission Statement
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|Statement on Syrian Refugees
As Sisters of Saint Joseph whose mission is the unity of all people with God and with one another, we support Governor Wolf’s commitment to accept Syrian Refugees into the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and invite other governors to re-examine their stance. We fully affirm the need for appropriate screening procedures. At the same time, we affirm our moral obligation to care for our sisters and brothers in need who are fleeing unspeakable atrocities. In a country rich with resources, let us open our hearts in compassion and follow the Beatitudes of Jesus Christ, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”
|Our Generous Promise|