Summer/Fall 2018

Calendar of Events:

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.

Jul
22
Sun
The Feast of Mary Magdalene: Morning Prayer on the Labyrinth @ Carondelet Center
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
The Feast of Mary Magdalene: Morning Prayer on the Labyrinth @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come gather in ritual, song and prayer as we celebrate Mary Magdalene, and lay claim to a discipleship of equals in the church today.
Please wear red.

The labyrinth is on the west side of the Carondelet Center

Aug
25
Sat
Marie Olofsdotter: Love Medicine @ Carondelet Center
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Marie Olofsdotter: Love Medicine @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join Marie Olofsdotter for a session of poetry and bookmaking for writers and artists at all levels, no previous experience required. Come and create a unique book arts piece, a hardcover accordion book that will hold a poem, your secret song. Through a playful approach to writing, participants will be guided in the creation of poetry straight from the heart, where the most potent love medicine resides.

Sep
4
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 4 @ 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Sep
5
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: From Wild to Wise: The Spiritual Language of Men @ Carondelet Center
Sep 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: From Wild to Wise: The Spiritual Language of Men @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Many men in our community long for more connection to their spiritual life, especially as it relates to their truer nature.  Join us for this two part journaling and story telling experience into the ways of masculine spirituality directed towards fostering male wisdom.  Together we will seek to explore how men are hard wired for meaning, purpose and to experience the sacred in life.  Included among the topics we will discuss are: the landscape of the masculine soul, strong masculine role models and lessons for men found in nature. Each man will be given a spiritual legacy journal to help with reflecting on their journey.  Using memory, imagination and group sharing we will be led in our exploration by men’s wisdom teacher, Steve Robach.

Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Sep 5 @ 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 twice 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.

Sep
11
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 11 @ 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Sep
12
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: From Wild to Wise: The Spiritual Language of Men @ Carondelet Center
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: From Wild to Wise: The Spiritual Language of Men @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Many men in our community long for more connection to their spiritual life, especially as it relates to their truer nature.  Join us for this two part journaling and story telling experience into the ways of masculine spirituality directed towards fostering male wisdom.  Together we will seek to explore how men are hard wired for meaning, purpose and to experience the sacred in life.  Included among the topics we will discuss are: the landscape of the masculine soul, strong masculine role models and lessons for men found in nature. Each man will be given a spiritual legacy journal to help with reflecting on their journey.  Using memory, imagination and group sharing we will be led in our exploration by men’s wisdom teacher, Steve Robach.

Sep
14
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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.

Sep
15
Sat
Writing the Sacred Journey: Introductory Workshop @ Carondelet Center
Sep 15 @ 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.

This class is taught by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew.

Sep
18
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 18 @ 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Sep
19
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Sep 19 @ 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 twice 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.

Sep
22
Sat
Liberating the Heart: A Journey of Transformation @ Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Liberating the Heart: A Journey of Transformation @ Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join Joyce Rupp and Sara Thomsen for a retreat day that focuses on an in-depth approach to becoming a more whole human being, one whose vision and way of life becomes ever more transparent and animated. This inner freedom leads to an expansion of compassion and to dwelling in fuller harmony with both self and the larger world.

Come and restore your joy, peace and passion for life.

Sep
25
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 25 @ 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
2
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
3
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Oct 3 @ 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 twice 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.

Oct
9
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
12
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Oct 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.

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Oct 12 @ 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.

Oct
16
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
17
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Oct 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 twice 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.

Oct
23
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
30
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
31
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Re-Imagining Our Gifts @ Carondelet Center
Oct 31 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: Re-Imagining Our Gifts @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

As men, we are often pressured to show certain kinds of skills and expertise, with an emphasis on being able to think things through, create logical plans, and have a dossier of achievements by the time we’re middle-aged. But what about other kinds of gifts that are often overlooked in men? The strength that comes from vulnerability, the feelings that are at the heart of courage?

This two-part series will help in identifying innate gifts we have which are not always recognized and celebrated by not only the culture around us, but by us, ourselves. What might happen if we re-imagine the gifts of being male?

This class is taught by Doug Federhart.

 

Nov
6
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Nov
7
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Re-Imagining Our Gifts @ Carondelet Center
Nov 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: Re-Imagining Our Gifts @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

As men, we are often pressured to show certain kinds of skills and expertise, with an emphasis on being able to think things through, create logical plans, and have a dossier of achievements by the time we’re middle-aged. But what about other kinds of gifts that are often overlooked in men? The strength that comes from vulnerability, the feelings that are at the heart of courage?

This two-part series will help in identifying innate gifts we have which are not always recognized and celebrated by not only the culture around us, but by us, ourselves. What might happen if we re-imagine the gifts of being male?

This class is taught by Doug Federhart.

 

Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Nov 7 @ 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 twice 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.

Nov
9
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Nov 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
Nov 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.

Nov
13
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Nov
20
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Nov
21
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Nov 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 twice 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.

Nov
26
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ Carondelet Center
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ 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 Advent, 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.

Nov
27
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Dec
3
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ Carondelet Center
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ 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 Advent, 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.

Dec
4
Tue
Group Spiritual Direction During Advent @ Carondelet Center
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Advent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants seek support for their responsiveness to the Holy and agree to support others in their responsiveness as well. In this season of transition between darkness and light in both culture and church, give yourself the gift of three mornings to BE!

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Advent, 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
Dec 4 @ 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Dec
5
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Dec 5 @ 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 twice 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.

Dec
8
Sat
Meditation: Morning Meditation Retreat @ Carondelet Center
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meditation: Morning Meditation Retreat @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

This morning retreat provides a more extended and focused time to pray as we prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Our morning in silence will include a pattern of sitting and walking meditations, mindful movements, and chanting.

Dec
10
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ Carondelet Center
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ 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 Advent, 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.

Dec
11
Tue
Group Spiritual Direction During Advent @ Carondelet Center
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Advent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants seek support for their responsiveness to the Holy and agree to support others in their responsiveness as well. In this season of transition between darkness and light in both culture and church, give yourself the gift of three mornings to BE!

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Advent, 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
Dec 11 @ 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Dec
14
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Dec 14 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
17
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ Carondelet Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ 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 Advent, 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.

Dec
18
Tue
Group Spiritual Direction During Advent @ Carondelet Center
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Group Spiritual Direction During Advent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants seek support for their responsiveness to the Holy and agree to support others in their responsiveness as well. In this season of transition between darkness and light in both culture and church, give yourself the gift of three mornings to BE!

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Advent, 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
Dec 18 @ 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. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Dec
19
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Dec 19 @ 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 twice 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
9
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Jan 9 @ 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 twice 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
11
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Jan 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.

Jan
23
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Jan 23 @ 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 twice 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.