About the Motherhouse

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse ... A place where all are welcome.

Although the motherhouse is one of the oldest buildings in St. Louis, it is a modern facility equipped to meet the needs of God’s people. 

This ever-evolving building has been a spiritual home to generations of novices who completed initial formation, lived in community, and trained for ministry. Some of our sisters still reside here today!

The motherhouse is also home to the St. Louis province administration offices, and is thought of as the “North American home” to Sisters of St. Joseph as it was from our Carondelet/St. Louis location that the Sisters of St. Joseph spread throughout the United States and Canada.

Are you ready to see history come alive?

We openly invite guests of all faiths to enjoy the beauty and sacredness the Carondelet Motherhouse has to offer. The motherhouse serves sisters, associates, sponsored institutions, non-profit organizations and tour guests, so you can meet, socialize, worship and pray, or just relax and reflect.


Looking for somewhere to host your next event? We’re experienced in accommodating:

  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Retreats
  • Tours

In addition, guest quarters are available for those attending meetings or visiting community members. Dining services and technology services are available as well.


Let us introduce you to the friendly faces who can help you plan your visit ...

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    Joe Wingbermuehle

    As administrator, Joe oversees the motherhouse facilities and staff. Contact him at 314-678-0307 or [email protected]

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    Denise Raggio

    As hospitality coordinator, Denise can answer your questions and handle your reservation. Contact her at 314-678-0478 or [email protected] ...

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    Sister Kate Filla

    Sister Kate Filla, tour guide extraordinaire, can help book your tour. Contact Sister Kate at 314-678-0411 or [email protected]