As Sisters of St. Joseph living in the 21st Century, we believe in the power, presence and love of God working through an evolving universe and in God’s self-communication through Jesus Christ. As women of the Church, we recommit ourselves to Jesus’ mission as we move with the Spirit to bring about God’s reign and seek to promote justice, to live lives of non-violence and to respond to the needs of our time.

Chapter 2011 Direction Statement
In 17th century France in the small village of LePuy, six courageous women envisioned a community rooted in the ‘great love of God and neighbor without distinction.’ Living among the people and moved by this love, these ‘sisters of the neighborhood’ responded to whatever were the needs of the times.
In the spirit of their founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph continue to work tirelessly to bring God’s inclusive love to schools, hospitals, orphanages, health care centers, educational programs for immigrant women, the imprisoned and the forgotten, as well as supporting social justice and eco justice issues.

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Heritage Gardens

Heritage Gardens Groundbreaking at St. Joseph Villa, Hampton Bays

The Ecological Culture Initiative (ECI) is creating a Heritage Garden at St. Joseph’s Villa in Hampton Bays.  More than 30 volunteers, friends and sisters attended the groundbreaking on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.  The attendees had the opportunity to meet the staff of ECI, enjoy the outdoors, and visit St. Joseph’s Villa. Many people came with work gloves and boots and chipped in with the garden crew.  The groundbreaking of the Heritage Gardens at St. Joseph’s Villa was the official start for a new ECI Teaching Garden located near the main entrance to the Villa.  In partnership with the Sisters of St. Joseph, the ECI staff plan to cultivate not only a community of plants, but also people, through providing an opportunity to learn traditional organic gardening as well as ecosystem gardening techniques, habitat restoration, and localized food production.

Instruction offered at the Heritage teaching Garden will include:
-Cultivating Native American, Colonial and ethnic plants for food and medicine
-Composting: building healthy soils for agriculture, storm-water filtration and carbon sequestration
-Rain Harvest: conservation based irrigation and rain filtration
-Restoring endangered native biodiversity and developing botanically themed landscapes that contribute to water conservation, fire resistance, erosion control, wildlife habitat, etc.
-Attracting beneficial wildlife via use of native plants for pest control

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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

ECI Friends and Volunteers

We have a responsibility to be aware of varying cultural, political and economic perspectives and the needs of all with whom we share this earth both human and non-human
Chapter Direction Statement 2011.
Enriched by the diversity of persons and gifts, and united in faith and prayer, we find the strength, support and courage we need to speak words of peace and healing to our world.
CSJ Constitutions


    Nourished by prayer, supported by community and energized by ministry, we are constantly addressing the needs of these times.