Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Historical Mural


You should now be standing in front of a wall titled “Uncommon Women for an Uncommon Time.” This wall features Sisters of St. Joseph who were the innovators, changemakers, and trailblazers for their time. Women like Sister Mary Gerald Lehy, a physiologist who led the way in insect reproductive research and made major contributions to modern medicine serve as an example to students of ways their own studies in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – can help make the world a better place. Others, like Sister Barbara Moore, a civil rights activist who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, remind students of their calling to be women of faith and courage. This wall also provides an opportunity to acknowledge each of the CSJ sisters who have served here at OLP. Please take a moment to review the many stories of uncommon women before moving on to your next stop.