Living a Sacramental Life

Father John Forliti’s relationship with the CSJ community reaches back to the 1960s when he began teaching high school religion at the CSJ-founded Derham Hall. Today, he is a regular presider at mass at the Carondelet Village Chapel. He also administers last rites, anoints the sick, and presides over funerals for the Sisters.

Paths of Peace

Consociate Lisa Gidlow Moriarty is one of only a handful of people across the U.S. working full-time as a labyrinth artist. Her portable and permanent labyrinths provide walkable, interactive art for contemplation, healing, prayer, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Moriarty became involved with the CSJ community through leading workshops for Wisdom Ways and then by designing what she says was referred to as the “grandmother of labyrinths in the Twin Cities” on the site where Carondelet Village now sits.

Annual Family Farm Breakfast & Lobby Day

Food Access Hub team members, Molly Pierson and Jennifer Tacheny, gathered with Land Stewardship Project members, supporters, and public officials over a delicious meal featuring locally sourced products followed by meetings with state legislators. A very rich day spent advocating for sustainable farm and food systems.

Sr. Rosalind Sees Massage Therapy as Healing Ministry

Sister Rosalind Gefre offering a massage at a Saint Paul Saints baseball game.

Those watching the documentary The Saint of Second Chances on Netflix will see a short segment on Sr. Rosalind Gefre, showing how she gave massages at the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball games. The film documents Mike Veeck who co-owns the Saint Paul Saints. From the mid-1990s to 2020, one of their most popular game promotions was free massages from Sr. Rosalind.

2024 Jubilarian Celebration

“Celebration” is a fitting word for this season when we have much to celebrate. On March 19, we gather for the Feast of St. Joseph and to recognize this year’s Jubilarians, inviting friends, families, and the CSJ community into the blessing and celebration.

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.

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).