Cunning Wisdom:

Hebrew Midwives and Other Examples of the Trickster Spirit in Biblical Narrative
October 9, 16, & 23,
6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $90.00
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.





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



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.


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



CSJ Membership & Association

Saturday, September 27, 9:00-12:30 pm

The CSJ Way: Community, Spirituality, & Justice: A Half-Day Retreat

More Information  & Registration












Browse our Fall 2014 catalog!


Hedgerow begins Monday, September 22! 

Register now for one session or the entire series!

*Registration for the series includes Friday evening of Fall Soul Conference, November 14

Topic for Monday, September 22:

 Beasts and Entangled Bank: A Dialogue For the Sake of the Intelligibility of Belief and the Basis for Right Moral Action

Upcoming Programs


Art Exhibit: Tracks in the Snow

The art exhibit will be on display at the Carondelet Center, ground floor, 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. 

 More information ~ Carondelet Center building hours

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.

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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

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.

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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