Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries & Events
Participate in the mission and spirituality of the Sisters of the St. Joseph and Consociate community. Young adults (20-35 years old) and others are welcome. Rooted in the Catholic, Christian faith, we welcome people from all spiritual traditions.
Some programs we offer include: Community Garden; CSJ Way; Earth Day Events; Ecological Justice; From Mask to Mirror: Beauty and You; Open the Door: Prayer and Discernment Retreat; Sacred Chant Choir; Advent and Lent Singing Meditation; Spiritual Guidance; Visiting Women’s Religious Communities
Community Garden 2016:
Weekly gardening Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm February through October.
*Learn organic growing methods and enjoy healthy heirloom produce.
* Participate in a local food system and build community with Earth and other gardeners and share the harvest.
Tuesday, February 2 – Garden Planning and Imbolc Ritual with soup dinner
Tuesday, March 22 – Planting in Holy Week
Tuesday, April 19 – Seedling Transplanting
You are welcome to join us for harvest, cultivation, food processing and potluck gatherings.
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Visiting Women's Religious Communities – Saturday, February 21, 2016
Visit four different religious communities to meet, learn, share meals, and pray with Catholic Sisters. We visit local communities of Benedictines, Franciscan Poor Clares, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of St. Joseph, and Visitation Sisters.
Contact 651-696-2873 or email .
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Open the Door III: Prayer and Discernment Retreat, Listening with Compassion in the Year of Mercy
Experience a variety of prayer forms from the Catholic tradition and take time to discern next steps (work, relationships, religious life, vocation, creativity).
WHEN: January 29 – 5:30 pm, dinner and opening session; January 30 – 8:00 am breakfast; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
For more information contact 651-696-2873 or email@example.com.
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CSJ Earth Day –– Work the Land, Celebrate Earth and Community
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Prepare garden beds new and old, turn compost, and begin planting. For more information, visit www.csjstpaul.org/celeste.
The Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, St. Paul Province, acts for justice and equality for all by always moving toward profound love of God and neighbor without distinction. We join with other groups in addressing issues influencing human dignity and Earth.
Created in 2001 and offered on the 11th of each month, 11th Day Prayer for Peace provides the opportunity for those gathered to pray for peace in situations throughout the world where it is needed. Themes include a variety of issues such as anti-human trafficking, dismantling racism, eco-justice, immigration reform, life from womb to tomb and more.
WHEN: 11th day of each month, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
WHERE: Chapel of the Presentation of Our Lady (CSJ Chapel) 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul
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Breaking the Impass VII, February 23, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
With Sister Simone Campbell, Director, NETWORK, A Catholic Social Justice Lobby
More information about 11th Day Prayer for Peace and other Justice events or call 651.690.7054
The CSJ Way: Community, Spirituality, and Justice – a half-day retreat!
Spend a Saturday morning with the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates learning about the many ways to become involved with this energetic, contemporary community of spirituality and justice. The morning will include prayer and stories focusing on this community’s mission and spirituality. Learn about how you can engage as program participant, volunteer, friend, Consociate, Sister and/or other ways of associating. Healthy, nourishing snacks will be provided. Join this movement!
WHEN: Saturday, April 16,8:30 am gather; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN
Contact: Joan Pauly Schneider at 651-690-7063, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jill Underdahl, CSJ at 651-696-2873, email@example.com
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Singing Meditation – Mid-Lent
Gather two Wednesdays in Lent to experience sacred chant and silent prayer/meditation. Learn and sing music from Hildegard of Bingen and from the Gaelic tradition.
Facilitator: Local singer/musician Katy Taylor. Hosted by the CSJ Membership and Association Offices (Celeste’s Dream, Consociate Services and Sister Membership). Suggested donation $10 per session.
WHEN: Wednesdays, March 2 and 9, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
WHERE: Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
For more information, contact Jennifer Tacheny, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-696-2872
Second Sunday is a community circle in which women and men and families gather to reflect together on the Sunday scriptures. Second Sunday began among the Sisters of St. Joseph in three community houses.
We reflect on the Sunday gospel and nourish one another's lives with this sharing. We share bread and wine and lift up the prayers of all gathered and concerns for the world. Following, we drink coffee and enjoy treats. All are welcome and invited to come when you can. The group is a new blessing each month.
WHEN: Second Sunday of each month, 10:00 am
WHERE: Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul 55105
CONTACT: Therese Sherlock, CSJ, 651-690-7011. No registration required.
Rituals to Mark the Seasons
Pope Francis advocates “Care for our Common Home.” As the wheel of the year turns, come celebrate the beauty of our Common Home with ritual, readings, music, silence, and prayer.
Wednesday, January 27 | Candlemas / St. Brigid’s Day: Beauty of Light
Wednesday, March 16 | Spring Equinox: Beauty of Hope
Wednesday, April 27 |Beltane: Beauty of Life
Wednesday, June 15 | Summer Solstice: Beauty of Grace
Wednesday, July 27 | Lammas: Beauty of Gathering
WHEN: Gather at 5:30 pm, ritual from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Events are free; no registration required.
WHERE: Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
CONTACT: Mary Lou Flandrick at 612-724-6008
These seasonal gatherings were started by Joyce Eckes and Roseann Giguere, CSJ.
Roseann Giguere, CSJ, passed away on June 9, 2013.