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Medaille House

Upcoming Dates

February 13, 2021May 22, 2021August 14, 2021
March 13, 2021June 21, 2021
April 17, 2021July 17, 2021


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 of Carondelet 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

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


Shelter in Place

(April 10, 2020) I sit here with my local community sheltering in place, navigating state and local mandates about what to do, how to do it and the consequences of what could happen if it is not done.  I have just gotten off a 14 day self-imposed quarantine.  I flew …Read More