Our mission in Brazil was founded in
response to the call made by Pope John XXIII for religious communities to
establish missions in South America. In 1964, Mother Agnes Cecilia Troy sent
five Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester to Mateira and São Simão,
Today there are eleven Sisters of
Saint Joseph of Rochester in Brazil, eight Sisters from the United States and
three Sisters from Brazil. They are educators, healthcare providers,
counselors, and pastoral agents. Since their arrival in Brazil, our Sisters
have strived to walk with the people they serve – understanding that we have as
much to receive, as we have to give.
The Sisters in Brazil have a website in Portuguese. To learn more, please go to isjrochester.com.br.