Carondelet Village opens its doors

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop emeritus Harry Flynn greets St. Joseph Sister Marie de Paul Rochester after Mass Dec. 6 at the new Carondelet Village residence. With Sister Marie are St. Joseph Sister Bernadette Newton, left, and Larry Russ. Archbishop Flynn celebrated Mass and blessed the new chapel. Michael Fitzgerald / For The Catholic Spirit

St. Joseph of Carondelet sisters living at Bethany Convent in St. Paul moved to their new residence, Carondelet Village, on Dec. 6. To mark the occasion, Archbishop emeritus Harry Flynn celebrated Mass and blessed the new Carondelet Village Chapel.

“This new ministry comes at the close of a year that marked the sisters’ 175th anniversary in the United States and 160th year of service in Minnesota,” said Sister Margaret Belanger, project manager. “The sisters will be joined by residents from the general public later in December.”
Carondelet Village is a senior living community that is a joint project of the CSJs, St. Paul Province, and Presbyterian Homes and Services. It features Carondelet Circle, a wellness and life-enrichment center that includes a library, bistro, conservatory, market and gift shop, arts and crafts studios, and intimate gathering spaces for residents and the general community.

Phase 2 construction of Carondelet Village is scheduled to begin in January, with completion anticipated in the summer. Those interested in getting more information or being added to the waiting list can call housing adviser Karen Vento at (651) 695-5005, or email

St. Joseph Sisters Eileen Breault and Mary Madonna Ashton make their way down the hallway of the new Carondelet Village residence. Michael Fitzgerald / For The Catholic Spirit

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