Be sure to check out the second issue of a new quarterly publication from the Carondelet Consolidated Archive. “Snapshots in Time” features photos and artifacts from the CSJ archives. See any familiar faces?

As they are published, you’ll be able to find all of the issues on the Carondelet Consolidated Archive webpage on the congregational website.

download the March 2020 issue

   March 18th, 2020      Posted In: Congregation, Featured Stories, In The News

Join us in reflecting on our Lenten journeys through artwork

This Lent, we’ll be sharing 40 works of art–most created by our own sisters and associates or found on our properties–on social media. Each day we’ll share a piece along with a brief reflection either from the artist or tying it to the day’s scripture readings. We hope you’ll comment on our posts/tweets and share them so they reach more people!

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Do you have a piece of artwork you’d like to suggest? Email Kim Westerman at

   March 2nd, 2020      Posted In: Congregation, Featured Stories, In The News

Snapshots in Time publication

Be sure to check out the first issue of a new quarterly publication from the Carondelet Consolidated Archive. “Snapshots in Time” features photos and artifacts from the CSJ archives. See any familiar faces?

As they are published, you’ll be able to find all of the issues on the Carondelet Consolidated Archive webpage on the congregational website.

download the first issue

   February 12th, 2020      Posted In: Congregation, Featured Stories, In The News

As we begin 2020 faced with the United States’ targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani of Iran, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are praying for peace and nonviolence, and we remain committed to promoting it in every way we can. The precipitating actions are complex, yet we fear escalating violence leads to more violence and indescribable suffering for our dear neighbors without distinction.

Pope Francis, in his 2020 World Day of Peace Message, shared that peace is “the object of our hope and the aspiration of the entire human family.” Our entire community is committed to Catholic social principles of peace and active nonviolence as a way of life. We turn to the God of peace and compassion to give us the strength and wisdom needed to be instruments for change and messengers of unity and reconciliation.

We invite all people of good will to contact their elected members of Congress to promote peace-building efforts with Iran and not an escalation towards war. We must join together in seeking ways to promote peace, to build a culture of nonviolence that begins with each and every one of us, and to pray together for peace and nonviolence especially at this time.

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   January 7th, 2020      Posted In: Congregation, Featured Stories, In The News, Justice

Free Info Webinar:
Thurs., Jan. 16, 2020 (7:00 PM EST)
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Ten-Week Course:
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As the challenges of the 2019 Chapter’s Statement of Future Direction begin to permeate our lives, the suffering present in our multiple planetary crises compels us to greater depth, authenticity, and creativity in our responses as Sisters of St. Joseph.

How will we as religious and spiritual leaders provide guidance when the solutions we have counted on in the past are no longer enough to address our world’s extremes, e.g., increasing climate chaos, devastation of the Earth’s capacity to sustain life, extreme polarizations, and increasing despair and numbers of suicides? When people turn to us as spiritual leaders to help them navigate these times, what new consciousness can we offer them that is different from the thinking that brought on these crises? 

This course, titled Spiritual Leadership, a New Consciousness, and a World in Crisis, hosted on Deeptime Network, is designed for spiritual and religious leaders who want to frame their life and ministry within the new universe story as taught by Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and John Grim. It will offer insights from contemporary science about the way the Universe and our Earth really work—the way our Creator is continuing to build our world. It will give a firm, sacred foundation from which to address the challenges we face in today’s conflicted world. It will provide us as spiritual and religious leaders with insight into the divine dynamics operating on all levels of our lives—spiritual, social, and ecological.

The goal of this course is to encourage a more radical imitation and adaptation of the cosmos-building principles of the universe—identity, differentiation, and communion. It is to challenge us to greater authenticity in aligning ourselves with the evolutionary forces of the universe. We will look at the behaviors these principles suggest, with particular emphasis on the potential of reinterpreting religious vows in a way that witnesses to the values the human community needs to adopt to survive and flourish.

By deepening our consciousness based on these principles, we will be able to discern new solutions to address our crises and to build a more viable human presence within the community of Earth. These sacred dynamics make the wisdom and resilience of the rest of the natural world available to us.  As religious and spiritual leaders we can then midwife more mutually enhancing relationships within our sacred universe.

About the instructor
Toni Nash, CSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and teacher for over 50 years, a national lecturer, retreat director, and spiritual director. She has ministered on the faculty of a renewal program for Catholic religious and priests, and served in general leadership for her religious congregation. In 1994, Toni and three other Catholic sisters co-founded Sisters of Earth, an informal network of women from across the globe who share a deep concern for the ecological and spiritual crises of our times. Toni holds a doctorate in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. As a Religious Cosmologist, her work helps people to integrate their own religious traditions with the insights of contemporary science about the nature of the universe and the role of humans. Her current involvements include lectures and workshops on the Doctrine of Discovery and neo-colonialism. She’s also applying her work as a religious cosmologist to heal relationships with Native American communities affected by the boarding school era.

About Deeptime Network
This workshop is sponsored by the Deeptime Network (, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in New Jersey, US, whose vision is a world in which an evolving interconnected universe, with its unique community of life on our home planet Earth, is a context for understanding, belonging, inspiration, decision-making and creating the future. For more information, write to

   December 19th, 2019      Posted In: Featured Stories, General, In The News, Los Angeles