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October Uncommon Women for an Uncommon Time

Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ facilitated a day of yoga and prayer for the first “Uncommon Women for an Uncommon Time” series sponsored by Medaille House in Los Angeles, CA.   There were 21 women who joined us for the day.  Sister Joann wove periods of prayer and reflection in with a numerous yoga stance.  The women shared with each other when they were asked to “Find a good-looking person here in this room.”  Our next gathering for Uncommon Women will be on October 20th.

Our gratitude to Sister Joann and to all CSJs who live at Villa Carondelet for opening your beautiful chapel for our yoga and prayer day.


For more information about the Medaille Discernment Community, please contact Sr. Darlene Kawulok, CSJ at dkawulok@csjla.org

Medaille Community: House of Discernment

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Discernment is a life-long process of making choices that are informed by the reality of our lives.  To make good choices is to discern well.  Good discernment is a balance of listening to God, getting to know yourself and becoming aware of what your values are in life.  When all three of these “voices”  are in conversation with a spiritual director, good discernment happens.

House of Discernment?

Medaille House is the house of discernment sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in the Los Angeles Province.  Medaille House is an intentional community where Sisters of St. Joseph and discerning women live together in community.  We live interdependently sharing prayer, community responsibilities and our life journeys listening to God’s voice in the everydayness of our lives. Medaille House Brochure

Spiritual Director?

A spiritual director is an individual who is aware of spiritual matters, prayer, human development and psychological development to be a “companion” on the journey with someone who is in discernment.  Spiritual directors have a natural gift of listening deeply to the life experiences of their directees, walking with them and supporting them in their effort to make good choices.  Spiritual directors invite directees to use different prayer styles, spiritual reading and journaling to be open to the invitation of the Holy Spirit.  Always aware that the journey is personal and unique, spiritual directors respect their ministry of accompaniment.

 Listen to the Life that wants to Live in you.



Let Your Life Speak