What We Do Around the Globe – Mission/Vision

Mission Statement

The basic desire of the Congregations of Saint Joseph (CSJ’s) is to reflect a “Profound Love of God and Neighbor without Distinction.” Our Mission is to live and work so that all may be ONE. Whether we are among the people who live in pockets of poverty and neglect, in middle class neighborhoods, or areas of greater affluence, we are “Sisters of the Neighborhood” trying to meet the varied needs of people and to create centers of relationship and unity. True to the dream of our foundresses, we continue to try to “divide the city, seek the ills and cure them.”


With their presence at the UN, the Congregations of Saint Joseph are eager to:

  • Promote the wisdom of all cultures and traditions
  • Be a locus of learning and teaching dedicated to preparing ourselves and others to think and act as global citizens
  • Be active participants in global systems change initiatives
  • Take an active role in preserving and using mother earth’s resources through sustainable development to enhance the neighborhood of the universe.