Men’s Centering Prayer Circle, 9/5 and 9/19

5:30 – 7:00 pm
1890 Randolph Ave, St. Paul

This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible. Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.
Cost: free. RSVP to Wisdom Ways 651-696-2788

Septemberfest, 9/6

The 4th Annual Septemberfest will be the best event yet – Joe and Jillian of The Okee Dokee Brothers are performing!

Make sure to mark your calendars for September 6, 2018. We’ll be sharing more of the featured fun soon!
Come and enjoy time with the Sisters, Consociates, Friends of St Joseph, and our neighbors for this fun event on Randolph in front of Carondelet Center.
There will be food trucks and picnic tables and
craft beer available for purchase; more details coming soon. Plus, free general admission!

Second Sunday

A year-round community circle that gathers on the second Sunday of each month.
We reflect on the Sunday gospel and nourish one another’s lives with this sharing. We share bread and wine and lift up the prayers of all gathered and concerns for the world.
Following, we drink coffee and enjoy treats. All are welcome and invited to come when you can. The group is a new blessing each month.

When: Second Sunday of each month, 10 a.m..
Where: Carondelet Center , 1890 Randolph, St. Paul
Contact: Therese Sherlock, CSJ, 651-690-7011

Art Exhibit at Carondelet Center, through 9/10

Come explore the artistic vision of painter, author, illustrator, mask and puppet maker, and poet Marie Olofsdotter, whose playful, vibrant work always has a story to tell. Maria born in Sweden is well known for her books Sofia and the Heartmender and A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez.

Trained in Sweden and India, her pieces combine poetry, painting, sculpture and shrine to reflect a love of nature and a devotion to the voice of her individual soul journey.

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 9/11

Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
11th of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11th we pray for Peace & the Transitions of Life. Whether it be a new or changing job, school, retirement or loss, transitions can be stressful life moments. The CSJ Community invites you to come, reflect, and pray for peace, healing, and wholeness in these times of uncertainty or worry.

Wounds and Words: Body, Race and Being, 9/17

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Carondelet Center

Our bodies are us. Race, sex and gender, sexuality, and culture make each human individual, particular, different. Our bodies make us visible to some and invisible to others. Our bodies make us insiders and outsiders, citizens and immigrants, privileged and profiled, straight and queer. Beginning with our bodies, the Hedgerow Seminar aims to translate wounds into theological reflection and suffering into the compassionate practice of solidarity.

Course at Wisdom Ways

Reading and reflecting with womanist theologian M. Shawn Copeland, we will ask how we can become the raced, gendered, sexed, enculturated body of Christ in our world that Jesus was in his. Alongside Copeland’s work, we will read feminist theologians Rebecca Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock.

The course will include a variety of guest instructors that will guide our reading and reflections.

Together, we embrace our challenge: embodying new ways to cultivate communion in our world and be an inclusive body of Christ.
Register at Wisdom Ways: 651-696-2788

Honoring the Divinity in Seasonal Rituals, 9/19

Autumn Equinox–The Divinity in Color
Gather at 5:30 p.m.; ritual 6-7p.m. No cost.
Where: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph, St Paul.

Taizé Prayer for Peace, 9/21

Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:30 p.m.

This Taizé prayer will be a kick-off event as part of the 10 Days Free From Violence, coordinated by Twin Cities Nonviolent. Additionally, you are invited to join the group from September 21-30, 2018 to participate in nonviolent activities all around the Twin Cities.

Community Garden, Tuesdays

CSJ Administration Center
Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m.

Join us Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. for planting, tending and harvesting the community garden. All are welcome!

For more information about planning, planting, harvesting, and cultivation, visit

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