Who We Are

We are a religious community of vowed apostolic women with a contemplative stance toward life, whose mission is to realize the prayer of Christ that all may be one. Our special focus, our mission, is to work for unity and reconciliation where there is brokenness, to help people become whole and holy, individually and together.

Since our arrival in Boston in 1873, we have staffed more than 130 educational institutions, worked in more than 30 healthcare ministries and participated in more than 85 service ministries within the Archdiocese of Boston. You will meet Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in schools, parishes, hospitals, nursing homes, retreat and campus ministry centers, chaplaincies, refugee services, literacy programs, shelters, food pantries, and more.

In community and prayerful contemplation, we listen to the Spirit and move always toward profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction.