Sister Jose Hobday

Sr. Jose Hobday, OSF Biography

Sr. Jose was one of America’s most popular speakers on prayer and spirituality during her lifetime. Her enthusiasm for the presence of God in the ordinary was truly contagious. Her stories drawn from her own experience growing up as a Native American Catholic in the American Southwest, eloquently communicate her relationship with and commitment to God, family and community.

Sr. Jose had a passionate love for the poor and those on the margins of life. She was a close friend of Dorothy Day and Ceasar Chavez and followed the Gospel way of St. Francis and St. Clare. Sr. Jose lived the final years of her life in Tucson. The Women’s Shelter is dedicated to her memory and to the spirit of her life. May all who seek shelter here be touched and embraced through the gift of her mystical prayer and through her Lord and Savior who came not to be served but to serve, and to lay down his life as a ransom for the many.

~ Msgr. Tom Cahalane, Board President

Sr Jose Hobday

Hobday Books

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  • Creation Stories, Native American Traditions
  • Food for Life
  • Simple Living, The Path to Joy and Freedom
  • Stories of Awe and Abundance
  • The Spiritual Power of Storytelling

Audio Cassette

  • Everyday Journey from Death into Life