St. Paul Province

CSJ_logo_with_words“To understand the position of our young community our first year (November 3, 1851), you must know Minnesota was an Indian camping ground, the chief settlers were Indian traders, no farms had yet been planted, no public conveyance. The Only road—or Way to Settlement below was the Mississippi River which was then frozen, and the Wolves often attacked travelers…over the ice…” S. St. Protais DeBoille

Successive generations of Sisters of St. Joseph have been equally adventurous in meeting the demands of their day. Today the St. Paul Province sisters still pioneer in education, nursing and a variety of civic, spiritual and creative ministries. Prized among our St. Paul sisters is the creative educational venture—Learning in Style. Since 1994 Learning in Style has provided a rich learning experience for newcomers to the Twin Cities community. Our emphasis at Learning in Style is on building literacy and citizenship skills in a supportive, affordable and respectful environment that is open to all who want to learn. In both mission and ministry, Learning in Style functions from within the charism, tradition and expertise of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates of the St. Paul Province. Classes are offered at no cost to students.

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