For more than 170 years, the Sisters of St. Joseph have been serving in Minnesota where the need is greatest. From the founding of St. Joseph’s Hospital in response to the cholera epidemic to the 1918 Spanish Flu to both World Wars, the Great Depression and now COVID—and everything in between—the Sisters have always responded nimbly with dignity and compassion to those in need. They advance opportunities for others. They are proven leaders who get things done.
For the past 30 years the Ministries Foundation has been supporting and promoting the programs of the CSJs that provide education services to immigrants and refugees, develop leaders through servant leadership, provide health care to those without access, and nurture spiritual seekers.
Today their programs reach more than 15,000 people in the Twin Cities annually, many of whom live on the margins of society and who have few other resources.