This work touches into the history of every congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States. It looks at each in order to elucidate the story of all. If one congregation is highlighted for its ministry in health care, its sister-teachers can recognize themselves in the story of another, and vice-versa. While the renewal experiences of congregations like Cleveland and Chestnut Hill may seem vastly different, once we get to the heart of their experience, it becomes clear that they were each discovering and being moved by the energy of the same Spirit in ways that were true to both their common charism and their unique historical, social, and ecclesial circumstances. While superficial manifestations of renewal seemed to reveal opposing approaches to living our charism, communal grace and the power of that charism was working through each congregation and would eventually bring us together in a deep unity, profoundly respectful of our diversity. The same is true for the diversity we find in all aspects of our stories: the deeper the story, the more particular it is and at the same time, the more universal.