Sister of St. Joseph

Sister of St. Jo·​seph
-sāntˈjōzə̇f,
-sə̇nt- also -ōsə̇f
: a member of a Roman Catholic congregation established in Le Puy, France, in 1650 and devoted to teaching and charitable works

Word History

Etymology

translation of French sœur de Saint-Joseph (du Puy), after Joseph, husband of Mary, mother of Jesus

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“Sister of St. Joseph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sister%20of%20St.%20Joseph. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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