Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace are an international Catholic community of women religious and women and men associates serving in the U.S., U.K., and Haiti. “Our charism of peace calls us to practice radical hospitality, nonviolence, and care of creation,” their website
The congregation’s founder, Dublin-born Margaret Anna Cusack (Mother Clare) spent 21 years with the Irish Poor Clare Sisters, but began a new community when several women were attracted to her work of improving the lives of young women and daytime land-workers. Soon after, they moved to England and began the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.
In the United States, she worked with immigrant Irish women.
“Margaret Anna Cusack's emphasis on human rights, especially women's rights, continues to impact the future direction of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace,” the website says.