This retrospective exhibition documents the images, photos, videos, paintings, costumes, and other media that highlight the work and experiences of WILPF and celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of WILPF, the 20th Anniversary of the UN Beijing Conference on Women, and the 93rd Anniversary of the Minnesota WILPF chapter. Activities include: Daily programs, videos, events and artists’ interactions.
Participants explored hands-on stone carving and spiritual traditions from world religions, and how these traditions ultimately ground us in memory, home, and worship. Through integrated teachings throughout the workshop, participants discovered, why, around the world, stone is an essential element in matters of the spirit.
Through reflection, reading, writing, group discussion and ritual, participants joined Teilhard de Chardin in recognizing and reflecting on the mystic experience in their own lives. “…I have experienced it through contact with Earth,” says Teilhard, “the Divine radiating from the depths of a blazing Matter: This is what I shall try to disclose and communicate.”
Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, taught participants the easy-to-learn multiple, simple repeated patterns process to create works of art: Zentangle! Participants experienced a relaxing and refreshing way of using repetition like a sacred word to tie them to the present moment.
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.