Our Mission

Quote Wisdom 7:27-8:1 

Although she is but one, she can do all things, 
and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; 

in every generation she passes into holy souls 
and makes them friends of God, and prophets;  

for God loves nothing so much as the person who lives with wisdom.  

She is more beautiful than the sun, 
and excels every constellation of the stars. 

Compared with the light she is found to be superior,  
for it is succeeded by the night, 
but against wisdom evil does not prevail.  

She reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, 
and she orders all things well.  


Mission Statement

Wisdom Ways creates open, accepting spaces that advance the spiritual growth, authenticity and fullness of life for all people. Our resources and
offerings aim to help support movement into meaningful and impactful action to advance personal and communal well-being  – and you won’t be doing it alone.


Wisdom Ways offers spiritual space for: 

  • Deep conversation
  • Safe exploration 
  • Silence 
  • Meaningful connections 
  • Challenge and growth
  • Accountability
  • Learning and expansion 
  • Practicing spiritual skills  

Goals: 

  1. Develop communities of mutual support and belonging for people as they search for meaning amidst the experiences of daily life.  
  2. Raise the voices of historically oppressed persons as shared wisdom and explore their distinct spiritual paths and modes of expression. 
  3. Co-create a viable and sustainable structure for Wisdom Ways to thrive now and in the future.

Established in 1994, Wisdom Ways is a Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet – St. Paul Province, who build their ministries around love of God and dear neighbor without distinction. 

Poet Ibtisam Barakat talks about Wisdom.
Ibtisam was at Wisdom Ways in March 2017.