Our Story Belonging in God's Story

Join writer, spiritual director and quilter Janet Hagberg as she leads Visio-Divina with icons from the Red Sea Band exhibit. Using the icons as a pathway to prayer and self-reflection, come listen to what the subjects of each icon have to share.

Thursday, 10/15, 7:00-8:30 pm

The Red Sea Band will be on exhibit through October 23.  

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Hedgerow  Abounding in Spirit: Forging Faith in Questing Times

Next session 10/12
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Among wise, creative, and inspiring theologians today, Elizabeth Johnson and Diana L. Hayes stand out. They will take us to the heart of issues challenging our faith today: our treatment of the natural world, and the poverty and prejudice embedded in U.S. social structures.


October 12: Diana Hayes, Ph.D., Theologian-in-Residence

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Download Fall 2015 Hedgerow Syllabus


Musician Jayanthi Kyle performed her song Hand in Hand for Hedgerow participants on 10/5. 

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Photo Credit: Kabeya Pictures

Questions About God

Science, Religion, Suffering and the Felt Presence of God

Thursdays, 10/29, 11/5, 12, & 19

7:00 - 8:30 pm

What happens when life poses the big questions? Through presentation, individual reflection, and discussion, we will break our questions into manageable pieces, take a look at new perspectives, and step more deeply into our own individual understanding.

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Spiritual Practices

Tuesdays, 9/8 - 12/22
7:00 - 7:40 pm

Men's Centering Prayer
Wed., 10/21, 11/18, & 12/16
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Walking in Harmony
Fridays, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, & 1/8
9:30 - 11:30 am

Abounding in Spirit

"African American spirituality persists.  It grounds African Americans in their past but helps to free them for their future.  It is a potent source of energy released through the Holy Spirit that feeds their souls and sustains them over rough places and smooth."

-Diana L. Hayes, Forged in the Fiery Furnace

Diana is visiting theologian-in-residence at Hedgerow on 10/12.  Learn more.

Belonging: Meanings & Implications

Tuesdays, October 20 and November 3
6:30 -8:30 pm

Belonging is an evocative and multi-meaning word.  To fit in, to be a part of, to be the property of, close, secure relationships - belonging can mean many things.  Exploring its meanings can be important, stimulating and clarifying. In three experiential sessions, we’ll explore the layers of meaning the word belonging evokes.  Ted Bowman will facilitate the sessions, using prompts, guided discussions, and invited guest poets and singers.

Singer Ann Reed will lead participants in singing, writing, and discussing musical experiences of belonging at the October 20 session.

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Beyond the Divide: Film + Discussion

Saturday, October 24
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Beyond the Divide is a new, award-winning documentary film that tells the story of a Vietnam veteran and a peace advocate who bravely step across a painful divide between Vietnam veterans and area civilians. 

Following the film, award-winning independent director/producer Jan Selby, owner of Quiet Island Films, Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, senior rabbi of Temple Israel, Terry Shaughnessy, and local vets and peace activists will share their experience of the film and their own way in seeking common ground and living a more compassionate life.

View film trailer

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Book Discussion: The Emergent Christ by Ilia Delio

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Mary Kaye Medinger, co-director for Consociate Services with the Sisters of St. Joseph and Cathy Steffens, spiritual director and CSJ, will facilitate a book discussion on the writings and work of Ilia Delio, the featured Fall Soul presenter.

In The Emergent Christ, Ilia Delio makes fascinating sense of the universe, beginning with the story of cosmic evolution, coursing through the meaning of God in evolution and the emergence of Christ, and concluding with new ways of seeing Christ in all things.

“We are called to love this created world as God loves it. We are to help transform this universe in Christ by seeing Christ in the universe and loving Christ in the heart of the universe.”—Ilia Delio

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Book is available for purchase at Wisdom Ways.

Ilia will be presenting at The Annual Fall Soul Conference.  Get more information & see her scheduled presentations

Walk Our New Labyrinth!

Come and walk our new labyrinth!  You can view this video and these photos of the labyrinth's construction.

The labyrinth is located behind Carondelet Center; parking in the Carondelet Center is free.

Recent Events at Wisdom Ways

Elizabeth Johnson: Darwin & the God of Love
Liz Gilbert reads from Big Magic 
Photo credit: Kabeya Pictures

Looking Ahead

Monthly Discussions of Readings on Contemplative Prayer
Tuesday, October 20, 7:45 - 8:45 pm

The Soul of the Living Universe: Annual Fall Soul Conference
Friday, November 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, AND
Saturday, November 7, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
See Ilia's scheduled presentations for Fall Soul

O Black Madonna Photo Exhibit: Art Reception
Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

All Together Now: What Group Sound-Making can Teach us about Working Well Together
Saturday, November 21, 9:30 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