Sisters of Saint Joseph of Annecy

The Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy is a Congregation of Apostolic religious women committed to the service of “our dear neighbour” in contemporary society. Inspired by our founder, a French Jesuit, Fr Jean Pierre Medaille, we continue to fulfil his vision of 1650 that we undertake any works which serve particularly the poorest and most neglected in society. We are keenly aware that today this includes the care of the earth and respecting the integrity and interconnectedness of all creation.


Our Congregational river had its source in Le Puy in 1650; it has brought life, energy and healing to many over the centuries. It is our privilege now to maintain its vitality at this time in our long history.

Orientations: General Chapter 2013


Today we are found in 11 countries across 3 continents:
Europe: France, Switzerland, England, Wales, Ireland
Africa: Senegal, The Gambia, The Congo, Tanzania, Kenya
Asia: India