Upcoming Peace Prayer

May’s Peace Prayer will partner with the Carondelet Congregational Leadership Team to creatively honor the 5th Anniversary of Pope Francis’s Encyclical “Laudato Si’.” Check out prayers, videos, presentations and reflection resources especially for the Laudato Si’ Week, May 16 – 24.

The CSJ Congregation is hosting a week of online activities including:

  • You can read Laudato Si’ online here.
  • Video and discussion of the Frontline documentary Plastic Wars (PBS Frontline Series) on Saturday, May 16.
  • “The Be-attitudes for Care of Our Common Home” by Lin Neil, CSJ, on May 17.
    Interactive program presented via Zoom at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central/2 p.m. Mountain/1 p.m. Pacific Click here to sign up.
  • Video and discussion of the The Story of Plastic (Discovery Channel) on May 18.
  • Presentation: “Living Simply in a Consumer Society” by Lin Neil, CSJ
    • Interactive program presented via Zoom videoconference at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central/2 p.m. Mountain/1 p.m. Pacific. Click here to sign up.
  • Having learned about the dangers of plastics, there will also be practical action ways to address pollution both personally and systematically.

For a complete listing with the most up-to-date links, go to the CSJ Congregational Laudato Si’ Week programming webpage.

Past Earth Day Peace Prayer Resources:

April’s 11th Day Peace Prayer was adapted in creative ways to honor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with the below prayer and reflection resources. Although Earth Day has passed, these resources can be helpful every day as we prayer, reflect, and act in creating a new earth.

  • Pray and reflect with the CSJ Earth Day Resource called “Creating a New Earth.”   Download the preparation guide and the prayer service text.
  • Reflect with a local CSJ Earth Day Resource called “Our Planet, Our Home” created by our St. Kate’s student interns. Use this throughout the week (an earth challenge is included).
  • Members of the CSJ Earth Partners working group worked with and supported an Archdiocesan Care for Creation Team Earth Day two part prayer event on April 22, including Intentional Time in Nature and an evening Communal Online Prayer Vigil at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please view this flyer.

For further information, please contact Marty Roers at 651-690-7054 or mroers@csjstpaul.org.

You can also view additional Peace Prayers below.

Join us each month for the 11th Day Prayer for Peace. All are welcome!

6:30 p.m.
Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

For further information, please contact Marty Roers at 651-690-7054 or mroers@csjstpaul.org.

Past Peace Prayers

The 2020 March 11th Day Peace Prayer celebrated International Women’s Day with the theme, “I am Generation Equality:  Realizing Women’s Rights.”   We are especially grateful for St. Kate’s international student leaders, Zahra Abufoor, Sabrina Kubisa, Audrey Mutanhaurwa, and Iza Ryan for their inspiring and hope-filled reflections.  Student leaders invited the community gathered to reflect upon:


  • How can we make our society better and spread awareness to the obstacles that stand in women’s way?
  • Are there circumstances in which you still feel like you need to prove your worth as a woman?
  • Who is a young woman you are inspired by and why?

The evening ended with greetings of peace in multiple languages.  In the words of one Peace Prayer attendee, “Tonight’s prayer was just what we needed in these uncertain times [with the coronavirus]. I came away hopeful and thankful that our future is in good hands.”


Peace Prayers are recorded to be shared with others who are unable to attend in person. Please find videos of past Peace Prayers below. This section will be updated periodically throughout the year. For clips from the Peace Prayers below and other CSJ related videos, visit the Sisters of St. Joseph YouTube channel.

Celebrating the St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Relationship

Read more about this special event and related actions, photos, etc.

St. Joseph Worker Prayer Service for World Refugees Day

International Women’s Day Prayer Service

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