29 February 2020

Morning Meditation Retreat, 3/7

Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

This Lenten morning retreat provides a more extended and focused time to deepen our existing practice of meditation.

Our morning in silence will include a pattern of sitting and walking meditations, mindful movements, and chanting.

Facilitated by Deborah Chernick and Susan Oeffling, CSJ.
Participants will be asked to remove shoes before entering the meditation room.  Please plan appropriately by wearing socks.
Cost: $15.00

Learn more and register

29 February 2020

Tuesday Noonday Meditation

Tuesdays, March 3 – April 7, 12:00 – 12:40 pm
1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular 
Tuesday evening meditation 7-7:40 p.m.. These morning and evening meditations will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Registration not required.

29 February 2020

Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent

Mondays, March 2 – April 6, 10:00 – 11:00 am
1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
Wisdom Ways invites you to join us from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Carondelet Center every Monday during Lent for Lectio Divina.

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture,” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”
 Sessions are free, please call 651-696-2788 to register.

29 February 2020

Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women, 3/8

Sunday, March 8, 2–4 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
This 2020 International Women’s Day event features a reading and discussion of Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women, which will be published in February by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

In many cultures, the tiger is a metaphor for danger and forbidden territory. Historically, people have been encouraged to run away from the tiger. The Hmong women in this book have chosen to stare down the tiger.
Speakers include the book’s editor, St. Kate’s mission chair and associate professor Pa Der Vang, along with several esteemed contributing authors: Mai Thao Xiong, Mai Neng Moua, Kao Kalia Yang, Mainhia Moua, Boonmee Yang, and MayKao Hang.
Light refreshments, including Hmong appetizers, will be provided.
A book signing will follow the event.

29 February 2020

Lenten Evening Prayer: Springtime for the Soul 2020

Lenten Evening Prayer: Springtime for the Soul 2020 begins this Sunday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. and continues every Sunday of March in Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1890 Randolph. This beautiful setting of Lenten Evening Prayer was composed by Rosie Romportl to a text written by Sister Joan Mitchell. The theme this year, rooted in the  Lenten Gospels, is _transformation.  On March 1st, j_oin storyteller Lou Anne Tighe and reflector Christine Treanor as they lead us into a desert retreat with Jesus. The following dates are with the themes and persons giving the reflections: 3/8: Revelation by Sandy Dodson; 3/15: Conversion by Sharon Howell CSJ; 3/22: A New Way Of Seeing by Eric Celeste; 3/29: Compassion by Andrea Pierson Tande
All are welcome.

29 February 2020

Feast of St Joseph Day, 3/10

Please drop in and join us on March 10th any time between 3-7 p.m. for special Feast of St Joseph Day activities at the University of St Catherine on 3rd floor in the Ballroom of Coeur de Catherine. Join the St Kate’s students and help us with service projects for Amicus and Breaking Free. Sign postcards to advocate on a variety of social justice issues. Try your wit with the CSJ trivia wheel. Come as you are. Stay long as you can.

Drop-in festivities include:  service projects, social justice learning opportunities, and a simple supper, with a break for reflection and prayer from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.

All are welcome

 Service projects include: Amicus: Sisters Helping Sisters; Women’s Incarceration Project; Breaking Free; St. Kate’s Empty Bowls; St. Kate’s Food Shelf; Meals on Wheels; Legislative advocacy action; Pop-up library on immigration; Blanket-making for Learning In Style; Writing thank you notes to CSJs

2 February 2020

Save the Date: 2020 Carondelet Gala

This year the Carondelet Gala takes place at the Intercontinental Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport. Please join us for an evening of hope and healing to benefit all the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Enjoy music, wine, activities and the chance to learn more about the ministries we support, including:

Please mark your calendars for Friday, May 8, 2020 and join us for an inspiring night. Information about ticket sales coming soon!

2 February 2020

Justice Actions

Justice Actions encouraged by: Legislative Advocacy Partners (LAP)

  1. Call 1-844-872-0234 and ask your elected members of Congress to promote peace building efforts with Iran and not an escalation towards wars. The Constitution gives power to declare war to Congress. Urge your Senators and Congresspersons to support and/or co-sponsor the House Bill # 2354 or Senate Bill #1039 which would limit military action against Iran without congressional authorization.
  2. Continue to pray for peace and seek opportunities for building solidarity through prayers and rituals for peace.

2 February 2020

2020 Caring Hearts Supply Drive

2020 Caring Hearts Supply Drive for the Homeless will collect necessities for those experiencing homelessness throughout February. Drop-Off sites are Carondelet Village, Carondelet Center (1890 Randolph, St Paul) and on Sundays at the 10:30 Mass at St. Catherine University chapel. Shopping lists are available at each site. Monetary Donations are welcome with checks payable to Fairview Foundation Homeless Project,1690 University Ave, W. Suite 250, St. Paul, MN 55104

2 February 2020

Life and Death: Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment and the Work of Sister Helen Prejean, 2/27

The Criminal Justice Working Group of the CSJ Justice Commission is co-sponsoring “Life and Death: Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment and the Work of Sister Helen Prejean (known for her book and the film: Dead Man Walking).

This event is free and on Thursday, February 27, 7-9 p.m. in St. Catherine University Ballroom in Coeur de Catherine (with live streaming of the event to Carondelet Village in the auditorium).

In preparation for this event the film, Dead Man Walking, will be shown in the auditorium at Carondelet Village on February 9 at 1:30 p.m.
The planning committee for the Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ lecture is hosting a reading group session on her book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 6, 11:45 am -1:15 pm, at St Kate’s Library 128. A limited number of books are still available in The Center for Spirituality and Social Justice for $17.00. Please plan to pay with check. For further information or questions please contact Sharon Howell, CSJ, at 651-695-5436 or smhowell502@stkate.edu. Bring your own lunch.