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.
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.