St. Joseph Church


Missionary Daughters
of the most Pure Virgin Mary

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The Missionary Daughters of the Most Pure Virgin Mary are a consecrated family of Sisters united by the grace and love of God. The Missionary Daughters of the Most Pure Virgin Mary were founded in Mexico by Venerable Sister Julia Navarrete (+1881-1974) in 1903. Actually serving in Peru, Mexico, Africa and USA

CONGREGATION’S INITIALS: MDPVM

CHARISM: The specific charism of the Missionary Daughters vitally influences the school’s philosophy especially emphasizing: an awareness of God’s presence; Gospel values; the example of Our Lord Jesus Christ; the spiritual life; devotion to the Holy Spirit, to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and to the Blessed Virgin Mary; faithfulness to the Church; self-discipline and self-determination; and, empathy and service to others.

SPIRITUALITY: An intense spiritual life that offers reparation and consolation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in union with his Immaculate Mother. The distinctive characteristics of the MDPVM are SACRIFICE, CHARITY, and PURITY. These characteristics are based on HUMILTY that consists of truth.

MINISTRY: Christian education of youth, pastoral activities directed toward religious education of the people of God, retreats and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, missions. At Saint Joseph School we are dedicated to the formation of children with the purpose of promoting them steadily, harmonious and with integral development, with eminently Christian formation, offering and accompanied to each student in their process of growth from the experience of a faith embodied in the reality of today's world. The Missionary Daughters are educators with energy, compassion and love in the art of education.