The results of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd call us to pray for Mr. Floyd’s family as we mourn the events that bring us to this time and place. As we pray, we are also compelled to move our faith into action.

The jury has found former officer Chauvin guilty on all three counts of murder and manslaughter. While this verdict will not restore Mr. Floyd’s life, it is significant. As we honor Mr. Floyd’s life, we are compelled to confront whiteness and to work for lasting systemic change that will address the grave racial disparities and injustices within our own hearts, our community, Minnesota and our nation.

Today, we, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Community, commit to pursuing greater awareness, understanding, and action to address racial injustice. Only through our commitment to personal and communal change can we more fully live into our charism allowing us to be “moving always toward profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction.”  We continue holding the Twin Cities community in our hearts as we pray and work for peace and nonviolence. God bless us all and please join us in prayer.

     The Leadership Team of Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province

Please also see the statement from the Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph.

April 21st, 2021