Poor Sisters of St. Joseph

Main Number: 703-354-0395

Vocation Director

Mother Maria Gonzalez, PSSJ

Phone: 703-354-0395



4319 Sano Street
Alexandria, VA 22312

The Congregation of the Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph was founded in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Venerable Mother Camila de San Jose Rolon in 1880.

By the grace of God, our charism is holy evangelical poverty: conforming to the perfect example of Christ’s filial abandonment into the hands of the Father.

In imitation of our patron Saint Joseph, our spirituality takes on the characteristics of the “pure, beautiful, and perfect poverty of Nazareth,” as lived by the Holy Family.

We strive to live, “ being in the world yet not of the world,” with love and complete dependence upon Divine Providence, with fraternal love and mutual care for each other, maintaining our Lord, present in the Eucharist, as the center of our lives.

Our sisters are also located in Argentina, Uruguay, Romania, Madagascar, and Italy, collaborating with priests and/or involved in various apostolates: schools, parishes, hospitals, missions, homes for single mothers, and nursing homes.


415 Michigan Avenue NE, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-2575

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