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.
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.
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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.”
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).
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.
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.