Moving always toward profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction brought the first Sisters of St. Joseph to St. Paul in November 1851. In 1853, because of the cholera epidemic (an infectious and often fatal disease), the Sisters closed the school they had just started, sent the children home, and took in those who were sick (until St. Joseph’s Hospital was built).

In response to the public health concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus and with continued love and compassion for all our dear neighbors, we are closing all CSJ buildings at 4:00 p.m., March 16, 2020, until further notice. People are asked not to enter the buildings at this time. Most public events have been cancelled. Please contact individual ministries regarding the status of each event/program. 

The above changes will be reassessed weekly.

Thank you for all you are doing to take good care of yourselves, your loved ones and each other as we face this health emergency together.

Suzanne, Cathy and Susan
CSJ St. Paul Province Leadership Team

March 16th, 2020