Ask Sister

AS148 Ask Sister - St. Joseph Worker Program works for social change

Podcast Recorded: October 16, 2013

AS148 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on October 16, 2013.

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Show Notes
  • The core values--leadership, social justice ,spirituality and living in intentional community—and how they are embodied in the St Joseph Worker Program
  • What a week in the life of a St. Joseph Worker looks like
  • Among the areas in which St. Joseph Workers are involved—homelessness, immigrants, shelters for women and children, domestic violence, campus ministry, health care, and others 
  • Practical issues for college grads who want to participate--student loan debt, health insurance, etc. 
  • Alums of the St. Joseph Worker program expressing the core values in their lives today
  • The Volunteer Collaborative Network --programs offered by other women religious (website coming soon at
  •  Catholic Volunteer Network – ways to find full-time service in a variety of locations and settings
  • Challenges and rewards of volunteer service experience


About our Guest

Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ, is Director of the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Paul/ Minneapolis ( A member of the sponsoring congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, she has ministered with almost 100 St. Joseph Workers.

Andrea Pearson Tande has been involved in the program since it began about 13 years ago. She was one of the first St. Joseph Workers and continues to serve on behalf of the program’s transformative mission.

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