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Fall Theme: Belonging

Conversation Gatherings on Laudato Si'

Joan Mitchell, CSJ, will lead a 4-session conversation on Pope Francis's new encyclical Laudato Si'.

Sessions will be held at the Carondelet Center; more information and registration.

Read Ilia Delio's response to Laudato Si'
Ilia will present at the Fall Soul Conference this November.

Spiritual Development Program

Transforming Soul and Society

A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality, broaden your sense of contribution to community and, if desired, certify you as a professional spiritual guide!

Apply now: applications being accepted through August 15.

More Information & Program Brochure

Spiritual Practices

Resumes September 8

Men's Centering Prayer
Resumes September 23

Walking in Harmony
Friday, August 14

9:30 - 11:30 am

Darwin & The God of Love: Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

Friday, September 25, 7:00 pm

O'Shaugnessy Auditorium, SCU

Come and engage with scholar and former science teacher Elizabeth Johnson, Professor of Theology at Fordham University. Drawing from her book, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, she probes th meaning of creation in order to invigorate ethical behavior that cares for plants and animals with a passion integral to faith’s passion for the living God.

Tickets available August 3. 

For more information: or  651-690-6700

Events in the Wider Community

Voices on the River: The Meanings of Water

Sun., August 9, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Facilitated by Wisdom Ways past presenters John Marboe, Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, & Ramona Kitto Stately and more!

In Beauty Walk On



May the gentle rain fall
on the dry soil of your heart
May the warm sun shine
on the cold soil of your heart

With beauty before and behind you
With beauty above and below you
With beauty around and within you
Walk on, in beauty walk on...

― Sara Thomsen, lyrics from May the Gentle Rain. Album Fertile Ground

Sara Thomsen will be the musician-in-residence at the Seeking the Sacred Thread Retreat, August 2 - 5.

August Retreat with Barbara Brown Taylor & John Philip Newell

Seeking the Sacred Thread

August 2 - 5

We will re-awaken our hunger for wholeness and vitality in our faith journeys.  These rich days will refresh our souls and equip us for a fresh articulation of God’s re-birthing. Through reflection, prayer, music, silence, art, worship, conversations, meals, and contemplative practices we will immerse ourselves and listen to matters of the heart – life and faith in community.

Barbara and John will be joined by Artist-in-Residence Beth Grossman, Writer-in-Residence Karen Hering, and musician Sara Thomsen

More Information

Parking and Directions


This program is full. For questions about registration, please call 651-696-2788.

Elizabeth Gilbert Reads from Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

 Tuesday, September 29 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Author of the acclaimed Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert knows a few things about living a creative life. Now she shares a manifesto for living a more creative, courageous and expansive life in Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Come hear Gilbert draw on her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.

Gilbert’s aim is to offer people “a more humane and ancient approach to creativity—an approach that embraces mystery, believes in magic, and yes, even allows for the possibility of joy.”

More information & registration

 The Art Work of Dr. He Qi

He Qi blends Chinese folk customs & traditional Chinese painting with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages, but adds his own techniques & style.

Widow's Offering

More info & building hours

Looking Ahead to Fall 2015

Men's Bridges to Contemplative Living Series
Wednesdays, September 2 & October 7, and Mondays, September 21 and October 19, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Leaf Falling, Bud Forming: Coming Home to the Paradoxes of Autumn: A Circle of Trust Retreat
Thursday, Sept. 17, 4:00 pm through Saturday, Sept. 19, 12:00 pm

Beauty and Tenacity: Reflections in Song with Sara Thomsen
Saturday, September 19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Hedgerow Initiative|Abounding in Spirit: Forging Faith in Questing Times
Mondays, September 21 - December 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Event Location:

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