The Sisters of St. Joseph of Mombasa are a religious and apostolic order of Diocesan rite. As a Congregation of consecrated women, we live and work among ordinary people, guided by the spirit of SIMPLICITY, SERVICE and PRAYER.

Sisters at their first profession in Kwale

Our Spirituality

Our spirituality is rooted in the Benedictine way of life. Prayer and Work (Ora et Labora) is what characterizes the life of a Sister of St Joseph. Union with Christ through our prayer and daily contemplation of the Gospel message gives us the disposition of simplicity that governs all our service.

It is through our prayer and work that we unite with, praise and glorify our Almighty God. St Joseph is our model and inspiration. In his work, he humbly listened to the voice of God and followed God's will.  Following his example we are obedient to God as we serve God through our needy brothers and sisters.

Our Communities

We live in communities characterized by love and service for one another as we live out the new commandment of love (John 13:34-35). In each other we see the face of Jesus and we daily meet at the table of the Lord to share the Eucharist and the word of God. In so doing we renew our commitment to God, to one another and to humanity.

Where to find the Sisters of St. Joseph

Over the years the Congregation has grown and spread beyond the Archdiocese of Mombasa

The Sisters are now to be found in a number of dioceses in Kenya and Tanzania.

Kenya: - Dioceses of Mombasa, Malindi, Machakos, Murang'a, Kitui, Kitale, Nakuru and Nairobi.

Tanzania: Dioceses of Arusha, Moshi and Dar es Salaam.

A new mission has now been opened in Malawi.

Our Apostolate

We are called to the service of the Church and all God's people without exception.  "Tend my sheep".  Our Charism leads us to make known the many faces of Jesus: The Teacher, the Healer, the Prophet, the Merciful Lord, the Missionary, the Preacher. 

We work where God's people mostly need us, upraising them in their spiritual and social quest.  Thus the sick, children, women, youth, orphans, HIV/AIDS infected and affected, the down trodden and marginalized all find a special place in our apostolic works. 

Whether attending to the sick in the hospital, teaching in a classroom, harvesting in our farms, counseling a street child, or involved in administrative work, we do this for love of God and our neighbour in a world so much in need of an active witness of the love of God.

 COVID - 19

This pandemic has challenged us to renew our commitment to pray and conduct our apostolate.  We are grateful to God that despite the challenges that have come with this pandemic, some good fruits have been witnessed in this period too.  There is a lot of creativity in the way we pray, interact in the community and do our apostolate.  We are also grateful to partner with other organizations to bring cheer and hope to the faces and lives of the vulnerable of our society.  Let us all keep safe, Sisters, by following the WHO guidelines to protect ourselves and others