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Naomi Shihab Nye: Palestinian American Poet & Writer


An Evening of Poetry & Reflection
Friday, 3/18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Co-sponsored by St. Catherine University English, Theology, & Women’s Studies Departments

Come listen as Nye reads her poems, reflects on poetry as an act of spiritual devotion, and probes the ways that poetry and literature help open our hearts to one another.

A Morning for Writers: Craft Talk & Process with Naomi Shihab Nye
Sat.  3/19, 9:30 -12:00 pm
Co-sponsored by Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

This morning will focus on the craft and process of poetry as well as the public role of writers in building bridges across cultures and providing counter-frames to the lenses of fear and xenophobia around us.

Saturday morning program is now full. Please contact 651.696.2788 to be added to a waiting list.

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Spiritual Practices


 Meditation
Tuesdays, 1/5 - 6/7
7:00 - 7:40 pm

Men's Centering Prayer
Wednesdays  2/24, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, & 6/22
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Walking in Harmony
Fridays, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13 & 6/10
9:30 - 11:30 am


Green Card Voices Exhibit


February 1 - February 29

Launched in 2013, Green Card Voices' (GCV) mission is to share various stories of our nation's 40 million immigrants and put a human face to the current immigration debate.


Conscious Living

and Eating

Hedgerow Initiative


Next Session: Monday, 2/15
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Field trip to Appetite for Change
Dinner included with registration

*If you are interested in registering for just this session,meet class at 6:30 pm
Breaking Bread Cafe
1210 West Broadway Avenue
Mineapolis, 55411

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Events in the Wider Community: Sister Simone Campbell


Two events with Sr. Simone Campbell

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community
Sunday, 2/21, 9:00 & 11:00 am
Follow-up discussion 1:30 pm

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Breaking the Impasse VII:
Calling to Bridge the Divides
Tuesday, 2/23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
St. Catherine University

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Learn more about our Spiritual Development Program: Transforming Soul & Society

Blessing the Dust

So let us be marked not for sorrow.
And let us be marked not for shame.
Let us be marked not for false humility
or for thinking we are less than we are

but for claiming what God can do
within the dust, within the dirt,
within the stuff of which the world is made,
and the stars that blaze in our bones,
and the galaxies that spiral inside the smudge we bear.

-Jan Richardson


Ash Wednesday Ritual


Wednesday, 2/10, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

The ancient ritual of being marked with ashes that begins the season of Lent calls us back to ourselves, to our roots in Earth and in the stardust from which the universe expanded.  The ashes are a sign of our will to live anew, mending torn relationships, healing damaged commitments, and embracing Holy Mystery in our lives.  In the quiet of Ash Wednesday evening, we will gather to bless and receive our Lenten ashes and enter into a communal time of contemplative prayer.

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This event will be held in Our Lady of Presentation Chapel, 1890 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, 55105


Breathing Into the Whole of Life:

Meditations on Body & Earth


Thursdays, 2/25, 3/24, 4/21, & 5/26

10:00 - 11:30 am

Come learn an approach to fostering a deep sense of connectedness to yourself, to others, and to the cosmos as you sit to every meal, breathe at a stop light, or wash your hands. Each month we will use our bodies and the simple acts of breathing, drinking, eating, and lighting a candle as gateways to connecting with and praying through air, water, earth and fire.

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Red Roads and Blue Highways


Friday, 2/19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Join Kent Nerburn and Larry Long for an evening of songs, stories and music that expresses how their time with First Nations peoples has changed their hearts and transformed their lives. The experiences of the two men weave together to create an unexpected
synergy and chemistry—while shining a light
on the humanity behind our cultural differences.

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Writing the Sacred Journey Monthly Session: Epiphany


 Friday, 2/26, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Join Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew as we look at how the conversion narrative has traditionally shaped spiritual memoir and how contemporary memoirists use it today.  Working with the literary term “epiphany,” we’ll explore the spiritual dimensions of transformation.

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Join a Writing Group!


Dreams: Stories Delivered in the Night


Thursday, 3/31, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Dreams are gifts from our psyche to aid us in balancing our lives.   Dreams are healing whether we understand them or not.  However, having a sense of what a dream might be about can be far more comforting. Join Carol Burling, MA, DMin, and Dennis Galvin, FSC, in exploring where dreams come from and ways in which we can individually and collectively look at them.  Dreamwork is about developing the tools to become friends with the dream and have it tell you its story.

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Looking Ahead

Tents of Witness: Genocide & Conflict Exhibit & Programs
Wednesday, February 24 - Friday, February 26

Lenten Day of Contemplative Prayer
Saturday, February 27, 8:30 am -3:15 pm

Coming Home to Self: The Journey of a Lifetime Retreat
Friday, April 1, 6:30 - 8:30 pm & Saturday, April 2, 9:00  - 4:00 pm

Marking the Days in Life-Changing Times
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, & 17, 1:00 -3:30 pm

Boundless Compassion Retreat with Joyce Rupp
Sunday, June 19 - Thursday, June 23


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