Fall 2016 Theme: Illumine
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Labyrinth Dedication Photos

Photos from the Wisdom Ways Labyrinth Dedication on 8/15
Photo credit: Kabeya Media

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Evolving Into the Fullness of Love

Thursdays, 10/6 and 10/20
10:00 - 11:30 am

Session Two:
The Life of the Planet

Let’s make the journey of the universe even more tangible by noticing it beneath our feet.

Minnesota’s rich soil, bodies of water, and rock formations contain stories of tropical heat, volcanoes, and glaciers. Touching and meditating on the soil, water, and rocks around us will reveal this natural history.

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Experiencing Hildegard of Bingen: A Multipart Series

Tuesday, October 18

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Session Two
Spirituality & mysticism

 Facilitators Mary Kaye Medinger and Edward Sellner will explore Hildegard from a Jungian perspective, provide an overview and key ideas of Jungian psychology, and discuss the interplay of light and shadow and the dark side of God.

Required book, reading list, monthly topics, and series dates

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Spiritual Practices

Tuesdays, 9/6 - 12/20
7:00 - 7:40 pm

Men's Centering Prayer
Wednesdays, 9/28, 10/26, 11/23, & 12/28
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Walking in Harmony
Fridays, 10/14,
11/11, & 12/9
9:30 - 11:30 am

Transforming Soul and Society

Learn more about our Spiritual Development Program
Transforming Soul & Society

Our next session of Transforming Soul and Society will be held September 2017 - May 2019. Registration will open September 2016.  Want to learn more? Attend an information session!

Wednesday, 11/16/16: 
10:00 - 11:30 am OR
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, 1/28/17:
9:30 - 11:00 am

Tuesday, 3/21/17:
4:30 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, 4/27/17:
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to RSVP for any of these sessions.

Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna's Twin Cities
Arab Film Festival

September 29 - October 2

The festival opens on Thursday, September 29, with the Tunisian film As I Open My Eyes and closes on Sunday, October 2, at with the Egyptian film Before the Summer Crowd.

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"Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."

- Rachel Carson

Fall 2016 Hedgerow Series

The Strength of Her Witness:
Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women

Mondays, 9/26 - 12/12
6:30 - 8:30 pm

For over a half century the worldwide women’s movement has led women into theological study, including the field of Christology that seeks to understand who Jesus Christ is.  In The Strength of her Witness, editor Elizabeth Johnson collects the transforming insights of 25 women theologians from six continents.

Women’s resilient faith sustains and enlivens the Christian community.  It’s time to hear what women have to say and teach.  It’s time for a renewed Body of Christ to burst forth with full, diverse, inclusive transforming potential in our world.

Join in exploring and transforming the Christian doctrine too often used to oppress women.

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The Emergence of Islamophobia and the Importance of White Allies

Thursdays, October 6 and 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Facilitated by Khaldoun Samman, these classes will consider the increased fear of Muslims and how this fear is deeply penetrating popular identity and giving rise to a fascist-like movement that threatens to tip us into a deep dive of racism that will be hard to overcome.  White allies are critical to speaking up and intervening to stop the new racial formation from its horrific objectives.

Come be part of two sessions that will analyze the movement of Islamophobia  and how it is transforming political and national identities.  The sessions will invite you to play a role in preventing others from being pulled into this frightening new racial formation.

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The Ethic of Inclusion: Getting

Wednesdays, October 12, 19, and 26
6:30 - 8:30 pm

During this highly politicized election year when exclusionary rhetoric often “shuts down” genuine conversation and cynicism too often “passes” for wisdom, come explore what is meant by “the ethic of inclusion.” Over a 3-week period, Mari Ann Graham will lead us in reflection on not only how we get stuck but how we can get un-stuck so that we can engage in more authentic conversation with others who have very differing views.

With readings and experiential work, this practical, transformative series will engage your intellect, emotions, passion for justice, and spirit.

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The Grace in Aging for Men

Wednesdays, 9/28, 10/5, 10/26, 11/2, 11/30, & 12/7
7:30 am - 9:00 am (Note morning time)

There is tremendous need and capacity for men to enter into their aging with deliberation and even grace, especially after having been grounded in spiritual awareness and practice.  This fall series will explore men's time of life related to aging guided by Kathleen Dowling Singh's powerful guidebook, The Grace in Aging. Our gatherings will combine sharing from the book, personal and group reflection, and practical ways in which aging men can find support towards intentional aging.

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Writing the Sacred Journey: Upcoming Opportunities

Monthly Writing Sessions
Second Fridays:10/14, 11/11, & 12/9
1:30 - 3:30 pm

October Monthly Session: Holy Play
Writing brings us the best surprises when we don’t take ourselves too seriously!  We’ll use whimsical entries into memory, learning how to shake off the inner critic and welcome the unexpected and ever-creating spirit.

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Introductory Workshop
Saturday, 10/8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew for an introduction to the art and spiritual practice of writing memoir. What makes memoir spiritual?  How can the practice of writing memoir support spiritual growth? We will start with the basics, using writing exercises, readings from master writers, and conversation.    

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"Seed Writing" Sessions
Third Fridays: 10/21, 11/18, & 12/16
1:30 - 3:00 pm

October Session: Holy Play
Develop your writing as a spiritual practice with these drop-in sessions. We will write spiritual memoir “seeds” from prompts based on a monthly theme, which participants can then develop if they choose.

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Looking Ahead

A Festival of Women's Voices on Jesus
Fall Soul Conference: The Strength of Her Witness
Theology in Women's Voices
Friday, October 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm AND
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm    

Marking the Days: Creating Our Way through Life's Changes
Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16,  6:30 - 9:00 pm

Half Day Meditation Retreat
Saturday, November 5, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Event Location:

Unless otherwise noted, events are held at:
Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105


Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet