Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph


Called by God into the Fraternity of Francis, we live in Simplicity, Servanthood, and Joy, renewing the spirit of Mother Colette Hilbert, "In all things Charity."

What We Do

Global Concerns for Justice


Care for Creation

FSSJ - Called to Care for Creation


Prayer is an opportunity to meet God within us. Through this encounter, we come to a realization of God’s love as revealed in the humanity of Jesus, and experienced in our hearts by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Sisters spend time daily in private prayer. As members of a praying community, they are encouraged to share prayerful experiences with others.

(FSSJ Constitution, 31)


Religious life is a fuller manifestation of Baptism through which we are called to share in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by joyfully proclaiming the Good News according to the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and Colette Hilbert. The primary mission of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph is to … respond in faith to the changing needs of society, and search for new forms of apostolic presence.

(FSSJ Constitution, 49 and 51)

Making Rosaries

Knitting Hats for People who are poor
Writing out Cards

Care for Creation

Through Education Ministries, Advocacy for Global Concerns and Caring for the Vulnerable we carry out our call to care for all God’s Creation.

Learn more about FSSJ Education Ministries
Learn more about FSSJ support of Global Concerns

Associate Program

The call to our Associate Program

Our FSSJ Associates are women and men who desire a deeper Christian spirituality in relationship with the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph. Associates and Sisters together become an effective visible presence of Gospel living as sisters and brothers to all of God’s creation.


• Women and men, married or single, 21 years of age or older of any Christian denomination

• Must be spiritually, physically, and mentally capable of sharing the mission of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph

After a period of formation, these persons make a formal commitment, in association with a local community, to support the values, charism, and vision of Mother Colette Hilbert as well as participate in the corporate mission of the Church.

For more information contact:

Sr. Michael Marie Jordan, FSSJ
Director Associate Program
5229 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: (716) 649-1205
Fax: (716) 202-4940

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