Mission Work: Alabama 


In 1940, five Sisters of Saint Joseph departed for Selma, Alabama to work with and on behalf of African Americans in that area. Soon after their arrival, our Sisters opened a much needed school, helped to open and operate an 85-bed hospital, established a nursing school, and founded a home for the aged.

After integration in the late sixties, these facilities were no longer needed and our Sisters moved into other areas of ministry – still focused on the needs of the rural poor. Today, two Sisters continue the tradition of outreach in Vredenburgh and Selma, Alabama.

In 2020, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Alabama mission. In honor of this milestone, we put together a special tribute that you can view HERE.


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