Where am I?
At Fontbonne University, service is just a part of who we are and what we do. The Sisters of St. Joseph (our sponsors) were called to serve the dear neighbor in 1650 by Father Jean Pierre Medaille. He instructed those six women to go out and assess the needs of the community and meet those needs. He called the people served "the dear neighbor."
Today, the Sisters of St. Joseph or Carondelet and associates serve in more than 20 states, 35 Dioceses, as well as Peru, Chile, and Uganda. Many of the sisters and associates live and serve in the St. Louis area. They serve in the areas of education, deaf education, healthcare, elder care, counseling, spiritual direction, parish work, outreach ministries, prison ministries, immigration services, women’s and children’s services, art, music, and prayer.
Over 350 years later, this legacy continues at Fontbonne University. Here are some of the ways we serve.