Participants experienced the ecstatic poetry of Rumi in a stirring reading by Coleman Barks, his celebrated translator, accompanied by two talented Twin Cities musicians: sitarist David Whetstone and tabla player Marcus Wise. Barks read poems rich in beauty and spiritual insight that captured the delight and the impermanence of bonds that pierce deep into the human mind, heart and soul.
Come delve deeply into our responsibility in reclaiming the sacred elements that encompass our community and our being, and probe our role in midwifing the earth through her labor pains. Be called to challenge one another to an active ethic of life that is informed by faith and that invigorates sustainable change within our local spheres of influence.
The series, Deep Waters, features Peter’s hands-on mono-print making process that integrates his decade long artistic practice with the watersheds of the Upper Midwest.
This three-part series facilitated by Ted Bowman served as a literary midwife helping participants find words for three significant human experiences. Patricia Kirkpatrick, Jim Moore, and Michael Desnnis Browne were visiting poets.
Through worship, a beautiful meal, table conversations, and celebration, we will remember, honor, and anticipate the ways Holy Wisdom spreads Her table for us and all the world. Come to the feast!
Drawing from items in St. Catherine University’s Adé Bethune Collection, this exhibition commemorates the centennial of the artist, writer, and activist. The exhibition will highlight her contributions to art, especially liturgical art, and social action initiatives.
Evolution and the Christian Creed in Dialogue: Elizabeth Johnson’s Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, Fall 2014 Hedgerow Initiative
Elizabeth Johnson’s book Ask the Beasts imagines a dialogue between Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and the Christian story of the ineffable God of mercy and love in the Nicene Creed. For Johnson, science and religion are in communion, not conflict. The fall Hedgerow seminar joined in the dialogue, and explored ways in which a deeper love of the natural world is intrinsic to faith in God and ecological care is a moral imperative.
Tracks in the Snow offers an insightful glimpse into the lives and rich contributions of this community. Portraits and stories of 25 individuals, told in their own words, invite you to learn more about the Muslims who have made Minnesota their home for more than a century.
In his new work, The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings, Newell asks what the world in general and Christianity in particular would look like if the true depths of our sacredness were to come forth in radically new ways.
Drawing on modern prophets from East and West, and using the holy island of Iona as an icon of new beginnings, this book speaks directly to the heart of Christians, those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice, and those on the disenchanted edges, as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions. It offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us and the invitation to be part of laboring in a new holy birth of sacred living.
The artistry, beauty, intricacy, and care of God is all around us, showing us the glories of our creator. We have only to stop, get out of our own ways, and let the extravagance of creation teach us the pattern of God’s ways.