Marie Olofsdotter: Heartsongs of Poetry

Through a playful approach to writing, participants will be guided in the creation of poems straight from the heart. We’ll use tools such as metaphor and anaphora (pattern) to create vivid and compelling pieces of writing. In the process we might discover, like famed poet Maya Angelou, that “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

CrosSing Borders: Puentes

Come enjoy a spring concert with Border CrosSing, which integrates historically segregated audiences and musicians by creating a landscape where singers and audiences more closely reflect the racial and cultural composition of the Twin Cities. This concert will feature songs and poetry of love and nature by Latin American authors such as Neruda, Benedetti, and Paz, whose multiple layers of meaning have changed through history.

World Labyrinth Day Bus Tour

Home to over 100 public labyrinths, the Twin Cities is a mecca. Spend a delightful day experiencing a variety of labyrinth designs and settings, including cathedral, park and school locations. Join labyrinth enthusiasts around the world in walking and celebrating World Labyrinth Day.

Men’s Spirituality: On the Threshold of Transformation

In these culturally chaotic times, when so many male role models are falling from grace and revealing the dark underside of masculinity, where do we turn for clarity, discernment and proper action? How do we find a balancing point? One resource is the work of Fr. Richard Rohr, a globally recognized ecumenical teacher who leads men’s rites-of-passage retreats and addresses many aspects of masculine spirituality. His On the Threshold of Transformation supports men in learning how to transform their pain so they don’t harmfully pass it on