Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries & Events

Celeste's Dream Young Adult Spirituality

  Nourish Spirit  ౿  Inspire Social Action  ౿  Experience Community


Participate in the mission and spirituality of the Sisters of 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.

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Upcoming Events: 

Community Garden 2017

Weekly gardening Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm May through October.
February 7, 2017: Garden planning and soup dinner
March 21, 2017: Seedling planting in Holy Week
May 2, 2017: Seedling transplanting

*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.

You are welcome to join us for harvest, cultivation, food processing and potluck gatherings. 


Visiting Women's Relgious Communities

Meet, learn, share meals, and pray with Catholic Sisters as we visit local communities of Franciscan Poor Clares, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of St. Joseph and Visitation Sisters.  Carpooling will be arranged – offer donation to driver. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017

CONTACT: 651-696-2873 or


Ecological Justice Events

The Complexity of Sustainability: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Visit for more information on this panel conversation.

CSJ Earth Day –– Work the Land, Celebrate Earth and Community
Prepare garden beds new and old, turn compost, and begin planting.

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph


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.

Upcoming Events:

Moving Forward Together: Breaking the Impasse VIII

In an evening of policy, poetry, and creative solutions, Sr. Simone Campbell and Courtney Martin explore ways to strengthen our communities to move beyond a politics of divisiveness. Sr. Simone focuses on legislation that will mend the gaps and benefit the 100%. Courtney Martin insists that real love for our nation calls us to look at ourselves, as citizens, and our great potential to shape it moving forward together.

Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington D.C., is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. Author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, she has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action.


Author and entrepreneur Courtney E. Martin is weekly columnist for the NPR show On Being with Krista Tippett. The newest of her six books, The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, explores how people are redefining the American dream. Other titles include Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women. She is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

WHERE: Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul

Co-Sponsored by the Justice Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, NETWORK A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, and Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity at St. Catherine University.


International Women's Day Celebration

International Women’s Day is designed to catalyze activism and highlight advancements and challenges in women’s rights and equality. This year’s focus will be women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work, the priority theme of the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Sheryl WuDunn will offer the morning keynote, followed by workshops and opportunities to engage with organizations. This event is free and open to the public.

Author and business executive Sheryl WuDunn is the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize. With her husband Nicholas Kristof, she is co-author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Cited by Newsweek as one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World”, she lectures on economic, political, and social topics related to women in the developing world.

WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Free.

WHERE: Hamline University, Anderson Center, 774 Snelling Ave N, St Paul

CONTACT: Megan Bender at or at 651-690-7057.  
To register, visit

Presented by the Justice Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, The Advocates for Human Rights, Hamline University’s Women’s Resource Center, and Hamline University’s Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice.


11th Day Prayer for Peace

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

CSJ Membership and Association 

Upcoming Events:

Come and See the CSJ Way: Community, Spirituality, and Justice:
An information session about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates Community

Come learn and pray with this community steeped in spirituality and justice. Experience welcome and explore a wide range of opportunities for deeper connection and growth.

WHEN: Friday, February 24, 5:00 pm, hospitality;
6:00 to 8:30 pm, meal and program


RETREAT:  Participate in a day of retreat with Sisters, Consociates, and Friends reflecting upon the CSJ mission of “profound love of God and neighbor without distinction” for the health and healing of the world.

WHEN: Friday, February 24, 5:00 pm to Saturday, February 25, 4:00 pm

WHERE: Both sessions take place at the Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN. Housing available.

Contact: Joan Pauly Schneider at 651-690-7063,, or Jill Underdahl, CSJ, at 651-696-2873,

Second Sunday

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.

Honoring Creation in Seasonal Rituals

Winter/Spring 2017

Let us journey together to celebrate the Mysteries of Creation as the Seasons turn.  Join us in song, prayer, silence, poetry, and sharing to honor these holy days.

Wednesday, February 1 | Candlemas – A spark of light piercing the gloom of winter

Wednesday, March 15| Spring Equinox – A balancing of Light and Darkness

Wednesday, April 26 | Beltane – Awakening to surprise and possibility

Wednesday, June 21 | Summer Solstice – Inhaling the beauty of Creation

Wednesday, July 26 | Lammas – Enjoying the Bounty of Creation


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.