Men's Spirituality


The Welcoming Prayer
Thursday, Spetember 28
7:30 - 9:30 am

To "Let go and let God" requires some type of practice focused on surrendering our well-developed and overprotective egos or false self. The Welcoming Prayer is a simple and practical way to let go of the afflictive emotions that arise regularly.

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Celebrating Hildegard of Bingen


Friday, September 15
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the autumn feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church! Give yourself the gift of joining with others to view the award-winning German film “Vision: From the Life of Hildegard of Bingen."

The evening will include music, ritual and time for reflection.

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Spiritual Practices


 Meditation
Tuesdays,
9/5 - 12/19
7:00 - 7:40 pm

Men's Centering Prayer
Wednesdays,
9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, &1/17
5:30 - 7:00 pm

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


Upcoming Art Exhibit


Solomon's Tent
September - November
Osama Esid

Osama Esid: Solomon's Tent

With his Polaroid camera, Esid met and photographed Syrian families living in the Adana refugee camp in Turkey. 

Come meet the residents of Solomon’s Tent and share their dignity amid duress.

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Building hours


Re-Imagining Community


The Re-Imagining Community website is now available and includes digital copies of the 1993, 1994, and 1995 conferences (both rituals and speakers), with the other conferences to be added.  It also includes links to resources (organizations, blog, churches, archives) and upcoming events. 

There is a Re-Imagining Community Facebook page as well.



Please check them out
and share them:
http://re-imaginingcommunity.org


Event Location


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

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


Courage

 

Have I the courage to leave the familiar
and journey into the unknown?
to journey beyond the way I have prayed,
the life I have lived, the sensible and the secure?
to trust God to take me beyond these familiar shores?

-From the Celtic Daily Prayer of the Northumbria Community


Fall 2017 Hedgerow Initiative: Naming the Holy in our Experience


Goddess and God in the World:
Conversations in Embodied Theology
Mondays, September 25 - December 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

In their new book Goddess and God in the World, pioneering feminist theologians Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow model a process not only for telling their stories but for critiquing and responding to each other’s reflections. We are invited to join them on a theological journey!




In this engaging course, participants will explore the stimulating conversations between these two women and use their process to create their own theological memoirs. Come prepared to read, reflect, engage in dialogue, and write reflections on what has shaped our own theological journeys!

Course instructors include Joan Mitchell, CSJ, Rabbi Esther Adler, Rabbi Sharon Stiefel, and more!

Syllabus

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Awakening Wise Courage


An Evening's Exploration with
Margaret Wheatley and Barbara McAfee

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
This event will be held at Unity-Church Unitarian

Meg and Barbara at Wisdom Ways in 2011. Matt Blewett Photo CreditHow can we best be present, awake and engaged in this time? Even as our hearts break and our anger and frustration rise, what is courageous action? How do insight and compassion inform our courage?

In different ways, Meg and Barbara have been exploring these questions with many people in many places.  In this evening of conversation, music and poetry, they will share their experiences and invite you to reflect on your own, as together we explore what it means to be both wise and courageously engaged today.

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Registration Open for Fall Writing the Sacred Journey Classes


Introductory Workshop
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew for an introduction to the art and spiritual practice of writing memoir. Spiritual memoir is the practice of listening deeply to our life experiences through the creation of artful, true stories. We will start with the basics, using writing exercises, readings from master writers, and conversation.

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Monthly Writing Sessions
Second Fridays: 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, & 12/8
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir. 

September: Courage and Truth-telling
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth,” Audre Lorde wrote, “and that is not speaking.”  Memoir writing is essentially truth-telling.  We’ll learn techniques to facilitate courageous honesty on the page—and in life.

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Seed Writing
Third Fridays: 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, & 12/15
1:30 - 3:00 pm

September: Courage and Truth-telling with Elizabeth Fletcher
Develop your writing as a spiritual practice in drop-in sessions where we write in community, share writing, and learn tools of the craft.

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Looking Ahead


Men's Spirituality: Men's Journeys of Inner and Outer Courage
Wednesday, October 25 and November 1, 7:30 - 9:00 am

More Than a Single Story:
Finding Courage in a Time of Darkness

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Writing Through Trauma
Thursday, November 2, 9, & 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Fall Soul Conference
Windows in our Walls: Seeing with Fresh Eyes
Friday, November 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm AND
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm