Our Mission

Wisdom Ways offers programs to explore the spiritual dimensions of contemporary life for women and men and to re-imagine and embody all that women can be as agents of transformation in church and society.

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 the dear neighbor without distinction.

main-logo-graphic-transWisdom Ways is a place for:

  • spiritual seekers of all faith traditions
  • creators of community
  • environmentalists
  • story and vibrant conversation
  • deep theological wonder
  • fulfilling a longing for creative connection to Divine Wisdom
  • exploring Mystery
  • defining a commitment to justice
  • developing a spiritual practice
  • connecting science with spirit, space, quiet, and reflection.

“On the hilltop, on the road, at the crossways, Wisdom takes her stand.
She has built herself a house . . . prepared her wine, and laid her table.”
~ Proverbs 8:2, 9:2

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

More About Us

Our year-round programs seek to widen theological discourse, foster critical thought and reflection on life, and deepen spiritual practices.

Programs include spiritual practices, Celtic spirituality, men’s spirituality, an annual autumn soul conference, meditation offerings, presentations by spiritual leaders and theologians, and labyrinth walks – all of which provide opportunities to reimagine and embody all that we can be as agents of transformation in church and society.

Inclusive of peoples from diverse spiritual traditions and experiences, these programs encourage imagination, honor creation, and integrate the voice of the feminine. Come to Wisdom Ways to learn with others in the ever-widening circle of conversations, explorations and practices that support spirituality within our contemporary culture.

Wisdom Ways extends its mission by renting resources to local community members (and organizations from all across the country) to use in their rituals, celebrations, programs, events, and more.

We offer a variety of beautiful, handcrafted labyrinths, fabrics and scarves, books, singing bowls, instruments, and much more.

Learn more about our resources available for rent.

Wisdom Ways goes on the road to offer customized spirituality programs to church groups, professional organizations, conferences, etc. Topics cover the range of content listed in our current program guide. We can accommodate many special requests, including bringing labyrinths on site.

Contact us at 651-696-2788 to explore ideas or to arrange your program.

Please be aware that Wisdom Ways may capture various images, sounds and/or video before, during and after our events. By registering for and/or participating in Wisdom Ways events, you consent to your voice, name and/or likeness being used, without compensation and without restrictions of any kind, in photographs, images, videos, films, tapes, and all other forms of media such as all print and digital communications as well as social media and website. Please contact info@wisdomwayscenter.org if you have questions or need additional information.

Wisdom Ways has created this email privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information. If you received an email from us, your email address is listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information, or you have registered or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our e-mailings. Wisdom Ways may use your contact information to provide you with information we believe you need to know or may find useful, such as a change in programming or events for which you have registered.

We will not share your personal information with anyone without your consent. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information.

Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving emails from us.  If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email.

If you have received unwanted email from us, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to office@wisdomwayscenter.org for review.

1 week+ prior to program: Participants will be issued a full refund for cancellations made 1 week or more prior to the program.

Less than 1 week prior to program: For cancellations less than 1 week (7 days) prior to the program, Wisdom Ways will issue a refund less 10% of program fee.  This is to cover processing fees.

Please note that if the program involves meals, the retention fee may be up to 25% to cover meal costs.

After Program: No refund will be issued for cancellations after the program begins.

To discuss cancellations and refunds, please contact Wisdom Ways by email or phone, 651-696-2788, prior to the program.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates are a community committed to continuing Jesus’ mission in the world by responding to the needs of our time. Find out more.