January Gardening Book Club

In January, community gardeners gathered for a potluck and lively discussion of the book Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Agriculture by Liz Carlisle.

Stirring the Fire

For twenty years, the CSJ community in St. Paul has gathered for an annual retreat called “Stirring the Fire.” This tradition is an echo of what occurred in the earliest Sister of St. Joseph communities in France.

Immigration Working Group

Immigration Working group The Immigration Working Group educates and advocates individually and as a community for systemic change, and addresses the immediate needs of immigrant communities, locally and nationally.  Prayer Vigils […]

Beyond the Habit

Check out a podcast that moves people beyond everyday assumptions of what it means to be Catholic hosted by two, deeply devoted Catholic Sisters

Consociate Anne Hannahan Wins Hugh Derham Award

This fall, Consociate Anne Hannahan received the Cretin-Derham Hall Hugh Derham Award in recognition of her embodiment of the CSJ mission, “moving always toward the love of God and neighbor without distinction.”

Food Security for Our Community

A recent survey of students from St. Catherine, Augsburg, and Hamline Universities revealed that fully 69% of respondents were “food insecure,” defined as the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. That figure didn’t surprise leaders of St. Kate’s/CSJ Food Access Hub (FAH).

St. Mary’s Health Clinics: Growing to Meet the Needs of Community

Serving the community has taken on new meaning for St. Mary’s Health Clinics since the pandemic. While the organization has long served the Latino population, its reach expanded dramatically since city, county, and state health officials asked St. Mary’s to provide support for Covid-related services.

Community-Based Leadership

The call to more collaborative,
equitable ways for Sisters, Consociates, St. Joseph Workers, Agrégée, Friends, and Partners to live our charism and mission in our local area has been emerging for years.
We seek to embody the charism of unifying love, rejoicing that we already live in communion with many.

The Emergence of Women

Several Sisters and Consociates traveled to Collegeville, MN, in late July to attend the third annual Women in the Church National Conference, a Catholic Leadership Forum sparked by Pope Francis’call “to create still broader opportunities for more incisive female presence in the Church.” Several of the conference speakers will be participants in the Vatican Synod in October in Rome.

CSJ Advocacy Team Moves Forward After the Pandemic

Over the past few months, Pam Sandberg and her colleagues have done wondrous work to build the CSJ Advocacy Team at Carondelet Village. Pam and her colleagues— Racheal and Sara, as well as nurses Betsy and Julie—are assuring what she terms “soup to nuts” service daily for Sisters living at Carondelet Village.