Winter/Spring 2018

Calendar of Events:

Jan
2
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Jan
9
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Jan
12
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

We invite you to walk the labyrinth indoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief reflection, we welcome you to walk as often as you wish.  There will be space for writing and artist play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Jan
13
Sat
Labyrinth Tending and Teaching: A Training for Labyrinth Guides @ Carondelet Center
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Labyrinth Tending and Teaching: A Training for Labyrinth Guides @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Resurgence of interest in the ancient practice of labyrinth walking has made labyrinths a part of many contemporary settings: religious, recreational, and health-related. Learn about the interesting history and modern adaptations of these graceful, meandering pathways, how they differ from mazes, and how to locate dozens of public labyrinths in the Twin Cities area. Come learn ways to introduce the labyrinth in your setting or deepen your experience to a broader use of the labyrinth in your work and life.

Jan
16
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Jan
17
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Jan
23
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Jan
26
Fri
Nurturing the Sacred Within: A Winter Retreat (Day 1 of 3) @ Carondelet Center
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nurturing the Sacred Within: A Winter Retreat (Day 1 of 3) @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

DAY 1 of 3

WHEN:
Friday, January 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, January 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 28, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Participants must register for the entire 3-day retreat.

This retreat explores the philosophy and practices of the Chakra System, one of the many sacred gifts given to us by God to be understood, nurtured and practiced in our spiritual journey. Experience its value in your own journey, practice and ministry. By truly understanding the beauty of the chakras in your own life, you can bring a deeper understanding and compassion to your life’s work.

Jan
27
Sat
Nurturing the Sacred Within: A Winter Retreat (Day 2 of 3) @ Carondelet Center
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nurturing the Sacred Within: A Winter Retreat (Day 2 of 3) @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

DAY 2 of 3

WHEN:
Friday, January 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, January 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 28, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Participants must register for the entire 3-day retreat.

This retreat explores the philosophy and practices of the Chakra System, one of the many sacred gifts given to us by God to be understood, nurtured and practiced in our spiritual journey. Experience its value in your own journey, practice and ministry. By truly understanding the beauty of the chakras in your own life, you can bring a deeper understanding and compassion to your life’s work.

Jan
28
Sun
Nurturing the Sacred Within: A Winter Retreat (Day 3 of 3) @ Carondelet Center
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nurturing the Sacred Within: A Winter Retreat (Day 3 of 3) @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

DAY 3 of 3

WHEN:
Friday, January 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, January 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 28, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Participants must register for the entire 3-day retreat.

This retreat explores the philosophy and practices of the Chakra System, one of the many sacred gifts given to us by God to be understood, nurtured and practiced in our spiritual journey. Experience its value in your own journey, practice and ministry. By truly understanding the beauty of the chakras in your own life, you can bring a deeper understanding and compassion to your life’s work.

Jan
30
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Feb
1
Thu
Bob Schmitt Artist Reception @ Carondelet Center
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bob Schmitt Artist Reception @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come experience the latest body of work by Minnesota brush artist Bob Schmitt, as he explores the essence of the traditional zen simple circle (the ensō ), the reality of being present to the moment with brush and ink, and the mysteries that can be brought to light in a single brush stroke.

This art exhibit will be on display at the Carondelet Center January – March 2018.
Learn more.

Feb
6
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Feb
8
Thu
A Journey for Justice: An Evening with MN Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig @ Carondelet Center
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Journey for Justice: An Evening with MN Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join the Justice Commission Native American Awareness Working Group and Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Consociates in conversation and celebration with Minnesota’s first Native American Supreme Court Justice.

Feb
9
Fri
Writing the Sacred Journey: Introductory Workshop @ Carondelet Center
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Introductory Workshop @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Spiritual memoir is the practice of listening deeply to our life experiences through the creation of artful, true stories.  We come more alive when we accept how our experiences have formed us and when we form something of what we’ve experienced.  By writing memories with intention, we can find holiness in the details, patterns that unify our sense of self, and deep personal healing.  By crafting our stories to engage the inner life of readers, we can participate in transforming our world. The session concludes with lunch and further conversation.

Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

We invite you to walk the labyrinth indoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief reflection, we welcome you to walk as often as you wish.  There will be space for writing and artist play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir:  themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement.  Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.  To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

Feb
10
Sat
Labyrinth Design and Construction @ Carondelet Center
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Labyrinth Design and Construction @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Are you dreaming of having a labyrinth of your own, making a temporary labyrinth for an event, or helping your school or church create a labyrinth? This morning workshop will explore labyrinth design considerations, materials, site, orientation and more. Experience making several labyrinth styles and learn what makes a viable design. This class will be taught by designer and builder Lisa Gidlow Moriarty.

Feb
12
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Feb
13
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Feb
14
Wed
Meditation: Ash Wednesday Meditation Ritual @ Lady of Our Presentation Chapel
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meditation: Ash Wednesday Meditation Ritual @ Lady of Our Presentation Chapel | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

Feb
17
Sat
Lenten Retreat: The Fullness of Humanity @ Carondelet Center
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lenten Retreat: The Fullness of Humanity @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Our retreat day will be an exploration into the Christian understanding of human growth and development fully realized. Jesus gave us tools and teachings that assist us in this work. We will explore those teachings and practices that are essential. Aided by the Spirit sent to us, we can become, as Jesus was, a fully developed human being.

Episcopal priest Ward Bauman has been a retreat leader and teacher of Christian mysticism for over 30 years. Traveling the world he has explored the depths of the Christian tradition as well as Sufism, Buddhism and Jewish mysticism.

This class is now closed for registration; to be added to a waiting list, please call 651-696-2788.

Feb
19
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts for Lent, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Feb
20
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Feb
24
Sat
Bob Schmitt: One Stroke Makes a Painting @ Carondelet Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bob Schmitt: One Stroke Makes a Painting @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Painting the ensō is a koan in motion. Pick up the brush and get ready to leap into this moment. No experience or talent is needed; laughter and encouragement are guaranteed! Come learn the practice of grinding ink/loading brush, practice the immediacy of putting ink to paper, explore the honesty of working with these ancient materials, and discover how much can be revealed in painting a simple circle.

This class is taught by Bob Schmitt.

This class is now closed for registration.

Bob will be offering this class again on Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Register for March class.

Feb
26
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts for Lent, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Feb
27
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Feb
28
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Mar
1
Thu
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

In a small circle of spiritual sharing, explore the creativity that is budding within you! Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants support one another in their responsiveness to the Holy.

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

The Welcoming Prayer @ Carondelet Center
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Welcoming Prayer @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Central to many religious traditions is developing awareness of how thoughts and emotions dominate much of our focus of attention.  To “let go and let God” requires some type of practice focused on surrendering our well-developed and overprotective egos or false self.

The Welcoming Prayer is a simple and practical way to let go of the afflictive emotions that arise regularly. This is a discipline for daily life which originated through Centering Prayer, as a supplemental practice during active times. Join us as we learn through practice this way of being present to reality by being free from the painful narratives that frequently hold us captive.

Mar
3
Sat
Meditation: Morning Meditation Retreat @ Carondelet Center
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meditation: Morning Meditation Retreat @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

This Lenten morning retreat provides a more extended and focused time to deepen our existing practice of meditation. Our morning in silence will include a pattern of sitting and walking meditations, mindful movements, and chanting.

Mar
5
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts for Lent, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Mar
6
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Mar
8
Thu
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

In a small circle of spiritual sharing, explore the creativity that is budding within you! Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants support one another in their responsiveness to the Holy.

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

The Welcoming Prayer @ Carondelet Center
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Welcoming Prayer @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Central to many religious traditions is developing awareness of how thoughts and emotions dominate much of our focus of attention.  To “let go and let God” requires some type of practice focused on surrendering our well-developed and overprotective egos or false self.

The Welcoming Prayer is a simple and practical way to let go of the afflictive emotions that arise regularly. This is a discipline for daily life which originated through Centering Prayer, as a supplemental practice during active times. Join us as we learn through practice this way of being present to reality by being free from the painful narratives that frequently hold us captive.

Mar
9
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

We invite you to walk the labyrinth indoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief reflection, we welcome you to walk as often as you wish.  There will be space for writing and artist play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir:  themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement.  Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.  To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

Mariam: Mizna Arab Film Fest 2018 Tour @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, Saint Catherine University
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mariam: Mizna Arab Film Fest 2018 Tour @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, Saint Catherine University | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

A rare portrait of the coming-of-age of a Muslim teen, Mariam addresses Islamophobia, the diversity of the Muslim experience, the choice of some Muslim women to wear the hijab, and the assimilation and acceptance of Muslims in the west. Written and directed by Saudi filmmaker and former Washington Post Gulf correspondent Faiza Ambah, the film was awarded the Special Jury Prize at 2015 Dubai International Film Festival.

The 45-minute film, accompanying shorts and discussion are part of the Mizna Arab Film Fest, which invites us to engage with authentic narratives by contemporary Arab filmmakers.

Mar
10
Sat
Men’s Spirituality: Men’s Body Movement Through Yoga @ Carondelet Center
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men’s Spirituality: Men's Body Movement Through Yoga @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come explore the body using breath awareness, postures, movement, and non-judgmental observation. Together we’ll not only release tension but also integrate mind, body, and heart to illumine the peace within. Bring comfortable clothing to experience easy postures that will support spiritual body connections and which can easily be connected to practices you can continue at home.  This class is for men only.

Mar
12
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts for Lent, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Mar
13
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Mar
15
Thu
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

In a small circle of spiritual sharing, explore the creativity that is budding within you! Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants support one another in their responsiveness to the Holy.

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

Mar
19
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts for Lent, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

Mar
20
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Mar
21
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Mar
22
Thu
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

In a small circle of spiritual sharing, explore the creativity that is budding within you! Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants support one another in their responsiveness to the Holy.

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

More Than a Single Story: Rituals and Cultural Stories that Sustain Us @ Carondelet Center
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
More Than a Single Story: Rituals and Cultural Stories that Sustain Us @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

How do rituals and ancestral stories carry us? How does writing reflect those stories? Carolyn Holbrook and a panel of writers of color and indigenous writers will probe these questions in a More Than a Single Story conversation.

Mar
24
Sat
Bob Schmitt: One Stroke Makes a Painting @ Carondelet Center
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bob Schmitt: One Stroke Makes a Painting @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Painting the ensō is a koan in motion. Pick up the brush and get ready to leap into this moment. No experience or talent is needed; laughter and encouragement are guaranteed! Come learn the practice of grinding ink/loading brush, practice the immediacy of putting ink to paper, explore the honesty of working with these ancient materials, and discover how much can be revealed in painting a simple circle.

This class is taught by Bob Schmitt.

Mar
26
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts for Lent, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Mar
27
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Mar
29
Thu
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

In a small circle of spiritual sharing, explore the creativity that is budding within you! Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants support one another in their responsiveness to the Holy.

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

Mar
31
Sat
Meditation: Holy Saturday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Meditation: Holy Saturday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Enter into the emptiness of Holy Saturday. This time of prayer includes a short reading, two 25-minute sitting meditations, and walking meditation.

Apr
2
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Apr
3
Tue
Meeting Mary Again for the First Time @ Carondelet Center
Apr 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting Mary Again for the First Time @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come join an early spring exploration of a fertile symbol of creativity! Through the lenses of music, art, poetry, and theology as well as our personal experience, we’ll explore the creative role that Mary of Nazareth has played in various spiritualities and peoples, including Mother of Jesus, Mother of God, Mother of the Church and Mother of us All.

An Introduction to the Enneagram: 9 Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Introduction to the Enneagram: 9 Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a particular lens that shapes what we notice and value, what we see as ideal, and what we want to avoid. This narrowed perception becomes a kind of trance.

This map also shows each type its unique pathway to freedom that comes with our type. We flourish as we access all nine ways of being in the world. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives and taps into something universal in the nature and functioning of human beings.

This three-part series is facilitated by Scott McRae.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Apr
6
Fri
Follow the Blackbirds: A Reading by Gwen Nell Westerman @ Carondelet Center
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Follow the Blackbirds: A Reading by Gwen Nell Westerman @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come savor the traditions and languages of the Dakota people as Gwen Nell Westerman reads from Follow the Blackbirds, her book of poetry in Dakota and English. “My uncle and my grandma told me we should always try to tell the truth about our history and our culture,” says Westerman, whose poems, stories and fiber art remind us that Minnesota and the upper Midwest have been a Dakota place since “beyond remembering.”

Apr
9
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Apr
10
Tue
Meeting Mary Again for the First Time @ Carondelet Center
Apr 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting Mary Again for the First Time @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come join an early spring exploration of a fertile symbol of creativity! Through the lenses of music, art, poetry, and theology as well as our personal experience, we’ll explore the creative role that Mary of Nazareth has played in various spiritualities and peoples, including Mother of Jesus, Mother of God, Mother of the Church and Mother of us All.

An Introduction to the Enneagram: 9 Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Introduction to the Enneagram: 9 Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a particular lens that shapes what we notice and value, what we see as ideal, and what we want to avoid. This narrowed perception becomes a kind of trance.

This map also shows each type its unique pathway to freedom that comes with our type. We flourish as we access all nine ways of being in the world. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives and taps into something universal in the nature and functioning of human beings.

This three-part series is facilitated by Scott McRae.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Apr
13
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

We invite you to walk the labyrinth indoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief reflection, we welcome you to walk as often as you wish.  There will be space for writing and artist play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir:  themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement.  Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.  To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

Apr
16
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Apr
17
Tue
Meeting Mary Again for the First Time @ Carondelet Center
Apr 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting Mary Again for the First Time @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come join an early spring exploration of a fertile symbol of creativity! Through the lenses of music, art, poetry, and theology as well as our personal experience, we’ll explore the creative role that Mary of Nazareth has played in various spiritualities and peoples, including Mother of Jesus, Mother of God, Mother of the Church and Mother of us All.

An Introduction to the Enneagram: 9 Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Introduction to the Enneagram: 9 Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a particular lens that shapes what we notice and value, what we see as ideal, and what we want to avoid. This narrowed perception becomes a kind of trance.

This map also shows each type its unique pathway to freedom that comes with our type. We flourish as we access all nine ways of being in the world. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives and taps into something universal in the nature and functioning of human beings.

This three-part series is facilitated by Scott McRae.

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Apr
18
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, Saint Catherine University
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, Saint Catherine University | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Nature is not something that is ‘out there’ and separate from our daily lives, says writer Emma Marris. Instead we are surrounded by a rambunctious garden that has been shaped by human beings—which raises significant questions. If no ecosystem is pristine and we cannot go back to a natural world untouched by human activity, how will we go forward?  How do we conserve, protect, and engage with nature? What is nature and what is our place within it?

Drawing on her work a diverse group of scientists and community leaders, Marris answers some of these questions, offering ways to embrace nature in our backyards and cities and make decisions that benefit conservation, species diversity, and environmental health in a ‘post-wild world.’

Emma Marris will also be giving a presentation on Thursday, April 19: Learn more.

Apr
19
Thu
Writing the Natural World in Complex Times @ Carondelet Center
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writing the Natural World in Complex Times @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Observe Earth Week with a workshop that asks how and why we should write about the natural world in these complex and often mournful times. What role does writing play in making the world a better place and in our own lives? Join environmental writer Emma Marris for an evening of advice, exercises, discussion, and inspiration on writing about nature and science.

This workshop is appropriate for journalers, memoirists, essayists, journalists, and gardeners, nature-lovers, and scientists interested in communicating with the public through writing.

Emma Marris will also be giving a presentation on Wednesday, April 18: Learn more.

Apr
23
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

Apr
24
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Apr
26
Thu
To Till and to Keep: Our Calling to be Stewards of God’s Creation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
To Till and to Keep: Our Calling to be Stewards of God's Creation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Begone all notions that there is only a single view of creation in Scripture! Together we will explore ten different ways that Scripture speaks of creation. In each “portrait”—drawn from Genesis, Psalms, Job, some law, some prophets, Proverbs, and a bit of Paul, John, and Revelation—we’ll give special emphasis to the implied human role.

Bring your Bibles, engage in reflection, readings, music and new insights for a time when the climate, the human role, and the concept of ‘steward’ are all in flux.

This class is taught by Diane Jacobson.

Apr
30
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

May
1
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

May
2
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: On the Threshold of Transformation @ Carondelet Center
May 2 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: On the Threshold of Transformation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.  He sees pain as a primary doorway through which we can pass to reach our best and authentic selves.  His On the Threshold of Transformation supports men in learning how to transform their pain so they don’t harmfully pass it on

Join us for a series of informative gatherings designed to support men in exploring themes of healthy masculinity as expressed by this contemporary wisdom teacher.

May
5
Sat
World Labyrinth Day Bus Tour @ Carondelet Center
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day Bus Tour @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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. This class will be taught by designer and builder Lisa Gidlow Moriarty.

May
7
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: In the Mystery @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.

New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.

Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in.

May
8
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

May
9
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: On the Threshold of Transformation @ Carondelet Center
May 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: On the Threshold of Transformation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.  He sees pain as a primary doorway through which we can pass to reach our best and authentic selves.  His On the Threshold of Transformation supports men in learning how to transform their pain so they don’t harmfully pass it on

Join us for a series of informative gatherings designed to support men in exploring themes of healthy masculinity as expressed by this contemporary wisdom teacher.

May
11
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

We invite you to walk the labyrinth indoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief reflection, we welcome you to walk as often as you wish.  There will be space for writing and artist play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir:  themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement.  Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.  To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

May
12
Sat
CrosSing Borders: Puentes @ Lady of Our Presentation Chapel
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CrosSing Borders: Puentes @ Lady of Our Presentation Chapel | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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. Together we’ll explore how immigration can change music, stories, and culture over time.

May
15
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

May
16
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: On the Threshold of Transformation @ Carondelet Center
May 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: On the Threshold of Transformation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.  He sees pain as a primary doorway through which we can pass to reach our best and authentic selves.  His On the Threshold of Transformation supports men in learning how to transform their pain so they don’t harmfully pass it on

Join us for a series of informative gatherings designed to support men in exploring themes of healthy masculinity as expressed by this contemporary wisdom teacher.

Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

May
22
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

May
24
Thu
Marie Olofsdotter: Heartsongs of Poetry @ Carondelet Center
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Marie Olofsdotter: Heartsongs of Poetry @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join Marie Olofsdotter for a session of poetry for writers at all levels: meet the muse, explore nature, and capture a moment in your life in the form of a poem. 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 Angela, that “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

May
29
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Jun
5
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.  An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer.
Come as often as you are able.

Jun
8
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

We invite you to walk the labyrinth indoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief reflection, we welcome you to walk as often as you wish.  There will be space for writing and artist play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Jun 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir:  themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement.  Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.  To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

Jun
13
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Jul
13
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

We invite you to walk the labyrinth indoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief reflection, we welcome you to walk as often as you wish.  There will be space for writing and artist play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.