The intention of this retreat is to support the dreamer’s capacity for entering into a deeper relationship with the images, colors, sounds and stories given to us in our dreams. The interplay of poetry, symbols, focusing, and touch drawing will help us enter this relationship.
Join an evening of conversation with author Donald Richard Wright, who observed and studied the ancient ceremonies of the Aboriginal Ojibwe in Little Black River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. Its ceremony maker was a 94-year-old Ojibwe-Cree who lived in the mountains near Edmonton.
Wright wanted to experience and research the ceremonies in order to understand “the fundamental cultural strengths of the Indian who became copious drinkers of alcohol,” he says. “As an aspirant to the Archdiocese of St. Paul, Minneapolis Deaconate Program, if I was to counsel the drinker, then my ministry became to know a little about these beliefs.”
Come reflect on a major change in your life in a three-part series using guided writing, guided calendar making, and guided book making. Bring a chosen life event, a list of related dates and a willingness to let your own creativity lead you in cherishing, remembering and letting go. You’ll reflect in your own words on your turning point, create a prim stav (a centuries-old calendar system for marking significant days), and make a small hand-sized book to hold both the calendar and your event-inspired writing.
A Festival of Women’s Voices on Jesus | Fall Soul Conference | The Strength of Her Witness: Theology in Women’s Voices
In this globally interconnected, lopsided world—marked by disparities, discord and violence—what witness can the church bring to the many issues that divide us from one another and the shared ecology in which we live? We are in need of theologies that will lead us in new directions–from opposition and dominance to new community and mutual respect for one another and all living creatures of Earth.
Summer 2015: Seeking the Sacred Thread Retreat
Fall 2015: Big Magic
Fall 2015: Darwin and the God of Love: Is God’s Charity Broad Enough for Bears
Fall 2015: Ted Bowman, Mary Moore Easter, and Katrina Vandenberg
The Soul of the Living Universe