Puentes concerts are centered around Latinx culture, stories and community. “Island Baroque” will feature rarely performed early music and traditional polyphonic vocal music from the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and surrounding regions played on period instruments. Highlights include gems by Cuban 18th-century composer Esteban Salas.
This public talk will explore the unitive and contemplative wisdom at the heart of the teachings of Jesus. We’ll look at the ways the Church has lost sight of Jesus’ own path of transformation, and how we can reclaim and reset it within an emerging evolutionary and interspiritual paradigm today.
How does gender shape who you are, how you perceive others, and how the world understands you — or doesn’t? As society wakes up to the exquisite variety of gender identity, you are invited to explore what that means. Transgender people are experiencing unprecedented momentum as well as dangerous backlash in their fight for safety, visibility, and acceptance, and it is more important than ever to show up as an informed and active ally to people of all genders.
Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.
Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement.
Minnesota brush painter Bob Schmitt brings landscape paintings capturing iconic Minnesota scenes interpreted through his training in and practice of Chinese brush painting.
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.