CSJ Membership & Association
Saturday, September 27
9:00-12:30 pm
 
The CSJ Way: Community, Spirituality, & Justice: A Half-Day Retreat
 
 
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Re-Imagine

 

Creativity as Midwife

 
The Dance of Creation: Labyrinths of Healing Prayer and Art
 
 
 Saturday, October 4
9:00 am-12:30 pm
 
 $40.00, includes art supplies
 
*Additional book fee: $21.43 cash or check payable to Mayr Boros. Artist will have cards and other art available for sale
 
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Embody

 

Spiritual Practices

         

Spiritual practices are a way to open ourselves to God's Presence in our lives.

Walking in Harmony

Fridays, October 10, November 14, December 12, & January 9, 9:30-11:30am

Breathing and Discovery

Fridays, September 19, October 17, November 21, & December 19, 9:00-10:15am

*The September 19th class has reached capacity and is now closed for registration.

Meditation

Tuesdays, September 2 to December 23, 7:00-7:40pm

Men's Centering Prayer

Wednesdays, October 8, November 12, & December 17, 7:00-8:30pm

 


 

Explore

 

Cunning Wisdom:
Hebrew Midwives and Other Examples of the Trickster Spirit in Biblical Narrative
 
 

Thursdays

October 9, 16, & 23,

6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $90.00

More information & Registration

Beginning with Shiphrah and Puah, the Hebrew midwives who tricked Pharaoh to save children, this Jewish-Christian conversation will explore this vitally important, fascinating and under-appreciated theme in our shared and distinct traditions. Using Rabbinic midrashim or commentary and the parables of Jesus that reflect and value this aspect of human-divine dealings, we will tangle with the problems and possibilities these crafty characters pose to how we understand the Bible, God's will, and how to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

FALL THEME: MIDWIFE

 

Browse our Fall 2014 catalog!

Wisdom Ways' Tuesday evening meditation meets again on Tuesday, September 16th.

More information. 

No cost or registration is required. Please join us!

Upcoming Programs

 

Tracks in the Snow: Art Exhibit

August 25-September 22

Come savor a very special opportunity to get to know our neighbors – the little-known yet rapidly growing Muslim community in Minnesota.

The Islamic Resource Group of Minnesota will be exhibiting Tracks in the Snow from August 25 to September 22 at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality. 

A Community Art Reception will be held at the Carondelet Center on September 18, 7:00-8:00 pm.

More information and Carondelet Center building hours

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Hedgerow

Mondays, September 22-December 8, 6:30-8:30 pm

Evolution is the unfolding story in which we humans live, move, and have our being.  We open our hearts and minds to the mystery of G*d, seeking existential footing and purpose in a cosmos infinitely small, infinitely large, and infinitely diverse.

Some folks put feet and the name Darwin on the ichthus or fish emblems that display the acronym for Jesus Christ, Son of God, and Savior for Christians.  Ichthus is the Greek word for "fish."   Some suppose irreconcilable conflict between theology and science, but not theologian and former science teacher Elizabeth Johnson CSJ, PhD, and not the observant biologist with the loving eye who sailed the world exploring how birds and beasts originate and diversify—Charles Darwin.

Our fall Hedgerow Series will be held on Mondays, September 22 to December 8 and will focus on Ask the Beasts.   Download Hedgerow Fall 2014 Syllabus

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Men's Spirituality Series: Bridges to Contemplative Living

Introduction Session: September 17, 7:00-8:30 pm | Six-Part Series: September 24, October 8 & 22, November 12 & 19, & December 17, 4:30-6:00 pm

Are you longing for a stronger connection to life’s quieter, contemplative dimensions? Seeking ways to integrate harmony and wholeness into your days?

You are invited to attend a series of gatherings for men focused on contemplative living.  Reflective spiritual reading, periods of silence and prayer, and contemplative dialogue will help you slow down and pay attention to the inner rhythm of your soul’s life.  Spiritual silence will be our teacher, writings from spiritual teachers such as Thomas Merton, Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chödrön, Rainier Maria Rilke, Thomas Keating, and Richard Rohr will mentor us, and shared reflection along with intentional listening will support us and guide us inward.

More information & registration

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Crossing Borders: A Prayer Service

September 25, 7:00-8:00 pm

Wherever we live, life is always pushing us across borders and into new territories.  Gather in prayer for healing and justice for all peoples uprooted, crossing borders, or walled in, and for all who are scattered and dispersed in the world.  In song, scripture and stories from many communities, an evening of quiet listening to God's call for weaving compassion and action wherever barriers keep us apart.

Please join us for this important prayer service.

More information & registration

Looking Ahead


Cunning Wisdom: Hebrew Midwives and Other Examples of the Trickster Spirit in Biblical Narrative
Series: Thursdays, October 9, 16, & 23, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

Midwifery: Wisdom for Spiritual Renewal
Tuesdays, October 14, 21, & 28, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm (May attend individual sessions or entire series)

Wisdom Spreads Her Table: A Feast Celebrating Wisdom Ways | 20th Year Anniversary Celebration
Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

Event Location

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