Inspired by poetry, stories, images and ancient wisdom teachings, Karen Hering will use guided writing, conversation and other reflective activities to cultivate our courageous engagement with the unknowns of the year ahead and our creative participation in shaping what emerges over time
Rumi scholar and interpreter Fatemeh Keshavarz and musician Jessika Kenney will create a deeply meditative evening that touches the soul and makes space for the liminal mysteries that unfold throughout this season. The threads of hope that fill Rumi’s lines will inspire us to reach beyond our knowing, toward a vision for humanity that is beautiful, courageous and pregnant with God.
This exploration of Iranian literature and society from scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of present-day Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy.
As we mark the 500th Commemoration of the Reformation, what do Martin Luther and a contemporary feminist Catholic theologian have to tell us about Mary’s Magnificat? Together we will read, sing, and delve into Mary’s song in Luke 1:46-55.
Come for this one-hour screening documenting the life of Thomas Keating, an influential spiritual leader and a founder of Centering Prayer. Interweaving historical footage, biographical documentation, interviews with friends and colleagues, and extensive conversation with Fr. Keating himself, the film traces a fascinating personal and spiritual life.
Creating labyrinths for finger walking is a spiritual process that yields a usable labyrinth that can be an art piece or a one-of-kind gift of functional art.
Enjoy a meditative experience that will help you enter more deeply into the season of Advent with an open and courageous heart. Images of Chartres Cathedral from author and photographer Jill Geoffrion invite you to contemplate the meaning of your life, faith, and purpose while celebrating the release of her new book, Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at the Chartres Cathedral.
P.S. Duffy, Kyoko Katayama, Susan Power, Vanessa Ramos, Jim Robinson, Roseanne Pereira, and Sieglinda Gassman will share stories and readings, and Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew will launch her new book Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice.
Advent starts the new Church year and the Church’s reading of Mark’s gospel, the first to be written, the closest to oral tradition, and the most audacious in remembering women’s leadership at key turning points.
The 2017 Fall Soul conference challenges us to enlarge our windows and shrink the walls in the boxes that keep us from one another. Come engage the rich and textured culture of the Twin Cities as we view selected documentaries about people behind headlines and travel bans—many with roots and paths in Minnesota,