We, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates of Buffalo, freely respond to God's call to live the reconciling, unifying mission of Jesus. We desire to live in a dynamic spirit, tempered by gentleness, peace and joy. In prayer and service, we move toward an all-inclusive love of God, of neighbor and of all creation. The quality of our presence is the essence of our ministry.
With special concern for the poor and marginalized, we engage in various ministries that attend to the need of our neighbor. We cooperate with others in confronting and seeking to change unjust structures. Responding to the challenges and risks in our lives, we seek to be a leaven and a healing presence of Jesus.
In our desire to bring about unity and reconciliation, and out of our deep reverence for all life, we, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates of Buffalo, make a corporate commitment to confront violence and powerlessness in ourselves and in our society.