With a mission to move always toward the profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates strive to listen to and learn from the communities we are a part of, we stand with and that we serve.
As we continue our journey to live simply, love inclusively and listen attentively, we want to share our own reflections and responses to our learnings.
January 27, 2018
Consociates Mari Ann Graham and Donna Hauer guided the community through the terrain of these deep questions at our annual New Year Retreat called Stirring the Fire.
The retreat unfolded into an honest, vulnerable conversation about lament of and healing from the ways racism separates us from our humanity and one another.
October 28, 2017
Recognizing that our community’s lack of racial diversity is a wound in our community, the Relationship and Association Commission is inviting the CSJ Community to recognize and reflect on racism, and how our set patterns create boundaries for some people to engage and join us.
Recently, Signe Harriday, a racial justice presenter/facilitator/actor, lead the CSJ Community in an opportunity to learn and recognize racism and open our hearts to more inclusive ways of relating.
January 14, 2017
Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network’s (IEN) Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy and Just Transition Campaign and member of the Hidatsa tribe and IEN’s Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy and Just Transition Campaign, greeted the CSJ Community by saying, “Hello, Relatives!” Despite joining us via Skype, she diminished any technological boundary by inviting us warmly into relationship, as she personally told of to the historic gathering of tribes, allies, and people from all walks of life at the Oceti Sakowin Camp of Standing Rock. There, over the past several months, thousands of people from all over the world, including the CSJs, have stood in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates expresses a profound love of God and love of the dear neighbor without distinction through our work for systemic change and justice. Our recent public statements, on a variety of critical social injustices, provides an unique view of where we seek to address the needs of our times by both our words and actions.