Exploring mystery, beauty, and hope in music spanning centuries, Lumina creates a richly diverse program from medieval carols to pieces by living and local composers. Featuring music for Solstice, Advent, and Christmas, these four radiant voices will illuminate even our darkest days.
Artist Ansgar Holmberg’s images invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology. Poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.
The greatest mystery of being human is our freedom. Freedom is our greatest gift as well as our darkest. This mystery is at the heart of Advent. When we gaze into the depths of our own possibilities it makes us dizzy. It has been said that the masses of humanity are afraid of our freedom. Advent is, therefore, a great gift and a necessary opportunity to look into what it means for us to be human and how we are using our freedom.
The Enneagram is a map. It leads us through and beyond our personality types into a presence that is grounded and inspired. It guides people into the deep contours of their lives, in ways that are freeing and that activate potential. This three-part class for people with some previous experience of the Enneagram will apply the process of personal evolution to the 9 types of the Enneagram. We’ll also reflect on how we advance through stages of human development, and through mindsets, as we adapt to our changing world and grow spiritually.
Come and explore the radical, independent nature and legacy of a medieval lay women’s movement that involved thousands of women over several centuries in northern Europe and in some cases has continued to our own time!
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?
Learn more about everyday life within the Somali community in the Twin Cities and the challenges faced by refugees through an award-winning film written and directed by Musa Syeed. “A Stray” is about a Somali refugee whose life changes, not always for the better, when he befriends a dog, despite the fact that as a Muslim, Adan believes dogs are haram or forbidden under Islamic law.
Come explore Wisdom Ways’ two-year Transforming Soul and Society Program. Immerse yourself in a day of ritual, music, presentations, creative arts/sandplay, shared inquiry and conversation—modeled on a typical day in this learning community for spiritual development and guidance.
Spend an evening reflecting on the lives and spirituality of two of the four women officially proclaimed Doctors of the Church: the Spanish Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) and the French Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897). These two beloved Carmelite mystics, separated by nearly four centuries, imagined new ways of understanding Holy Mystery and invite us to do so also.
Come hear stories of the Celtic saints and their kinship with animals from the Celtic hagiographies, the largest body of Christian saint and animal stories in existence. While those saints were often depicted as friends and protectors of animals, this presentation will also examine what the animals did for them—often portraying them as “consociates” or “lay oblates” of the monastic communities themselves. Implications and positive actions related to these will be examined and discussed.