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Seeing Justice with New Eyes

Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Working Group of the Justice Commission, Seeing Justice with New Eyes is a panel conversation on criminal justice with (pictured below left to right) Terry Carlson, Deputy Commissioner for the facilities division with the Minnesota Department of Corrections; Amy Levad, Associate Professor of moral theology at the University of St. Thomas; and Rev. Dr. Janet Johnson, Ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.C) and Assistant to the Pastor at Wayman A.M.E Church. This event will be held on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Carondelet Center Dining Room. More details >>



Race Matters: Opening the Door

Join the Catholic Charities Office for Social Justice, Discussions that Encounter and St. Olaf Parish for a transformative discussion on race on November 12 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. (free community meal starts at 6 p.m.). We invite you to open the door to dialogue that moves beyond polite conversation and past the paralysis caused by fear of misunderstanding. We hope this event will move us toward a shared commitment to create meaningful change for our communities and to continue conversation. More details >>

This event is co-sponsored by Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, and Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

End of Season Harvest

This growing season, Celeste's Dream harvested 310 pounds of produce and donated 225 pounds to Sarah’s…an Oasis for Women and Halley Q. Brown Food Shelf. Three gallons of apples were also donated to Highland Catholic School/Lumen Christi Parish for their annual luncheon for senior parishioners.

St. Catherine University Ethics Class students helped with harvesting and end of season preparation. View photos from the harvest >>

2016 National Women’s History Month Honoree

Sister Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ has been named a 2016 National Women’s History Month Honoree. The 2016 theme established by the National Women’s History Project is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Read more >>

NAVIGATE MN Gala | Minnesotanos Awards - October 1, 2015

The Immigration Task Group of the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates is a bronze level sponsor of the 2015 NAVIGATE MN Gala | Minnesotanos Awards on October 1st from 5:00-8 pm at the Parkway Theater. Navigate MN is a leadership development program for immigrant young adults in Minnesota facing financial, social and legal barriers to achieve their dreams through changing unjust systems. Through NAVIGATE these young adults help their community and themselves by working to access college education, jobs and legal status. All are encouraged to join us for this free event, but registration is required. Register here >>

Native Voices for Planet Earth - The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015

The public is invited to hear Tom Goldtooth, the Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. On Saturday, September 26, Tom will engage our community in an inspiring question and answer session and speak about the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference 2015 being held in Paris this December. More information and register >>

Day of Prayer with Members of Consecrated Life - Sunday, September 13

People of all ages and walks of life are invited to join with consecrated women and men for a special Day of Prayer in celebration of the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life. Special presentations by illustrator and author, Brother Mickey McGrath (OSFS). This is a free event on September 13 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. RSVP to YCL2015@archspm.org and find more event details at archspm.org/2015YCL.

Mary Kraft, CSJ, Honored at Archivist Conference 
August 7, 2015

The Archivists of Congregations of Women Religious (ACWR) is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its founding this year. As part of this celebration, Mary Kraft, CSJ, of St. Paul, Minnesota, will be recognized as a founding member this month (August) at ACWR’s 2015 Triennial Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. Mary, a St. Paul native, joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province (CSJs), in 1960. She began working in the CSJ’s archives in 1977 in conjunction with a variety of other ministries including teaching, communications and development. Read more >>

Feast of Mary Magdalene 
July 22, 2015

Women and men joined in prayer and gospel for the Feast of Mary Magdalene on Carondelet Center's lawn. Those in attendance blessed each other with spices and joyfully sang in celebration.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Celeste's Dream Community Garden is bursting, resulting in a mid-season harvest. Harvested plants include 4.5 pounds of lettuce, 3.4 pounds of chard and 1.8 pounds of kale. For photos and a full list of items, visit Celeste's Dream Facebook page.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As a result of the Spring 2015 Prairie Burn, new growth of native prairie grass, flowers and shrubs have bloomed. The grounds have also become home to future monarchs. Follow us on Instagram at CSJ_StPaul for more photos to come!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A visual history of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates is beautifully depicted in the Provincial House, created by CSJ Archivist, Mary Kraft. From the Sisters move to the St. Paul Province and the opening of St. Joseph's Academy, to Celeste's Dream and other Spiritual Ministries. Read more about CSJ heritage and review a full historical timeline >>


CSJs Extend Prayers - Monday, June 22, 2015

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet express deep sadness at the news of the killings of nine persons at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

We extend prayers to the families of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Rev. Sharonda Singleton and Myra Thompson, to all the members of Mother Emmanuel Church and all the AME family, and to the people of Charleston. Read more >>

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's planning and planting season, and Celeste's Dream Community Garden is in full swing. 2015 marks the 11-year celebration of the garden! Join in for cultivation, harvest, food processing, and potluck gatherings. 


Tuesday, May 4, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN

St. Mary’s Health Clinics (SMHC) and the Ecuadorian Consulate signed a Memorandum of Agreement to support the healthcare needs of the Minnesota’s Ecuadorian and Latino citizens. Minnesota’s Consul of Ecuador, Silvia Ontaneda Andrade and SMHC Executive Director, Melissa Gatten, signed the document. They were joined by SMHC staff Cristina Flood Urdangarin, Outreach Manager, Loulia Peterson, RD, DB Coordinator, and Alma Galvez, Community Health Worker. Also attending were a host of Ecuadoran people and Latino press., including Univison Minnesota.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet - St. Paul Province welcomed four Consociates the evening of May 1, at the Ritual of Consociate Commitment and Candidate Welcome. View pictures from the evening >>

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