In this facilitated small group modeled after spiritual direction groups and Quaker clearness committees, the circle will magnify our listening and hold us accountable to the creative source. Unlike traditional writing groups which focus exclusively on the text, we will attend the aliveness moving within both writer and text.
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. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.
These digitally printed banners resemble Chinese scrolls and invite you to reflect on the thresholds of our interior landscapes.
As part of Healing Minnesota Stories’ effort to create dialogue, understanding and healing between Native and non-Native peoples, we gather as a group of men to experience a Sacred Site Tour of the Twin Cities area. Our tour and time together aim to create greater awareness and understanding of the Dakota people, the original people of this area, who too often are invisible in their homeland.
Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, is an iconic figure in the history of art and spirituality. Over the course of a lifetime, teacher and Marian scholar Mary Kaye Medinger has accumulated a collection of Marian art from various genres and cultures.
Explore stories of women in the Christian tradition whose lives demonstrate the unity and diversity of community. What unites their challenging and seemingly disparate stories is how these women support each other in life and in death. Each session will include readings, input, conversation, and ritual.
The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a different lens. Each type falls into a trance that is unique to it. And, each type has a unique pathway to freedom. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality, the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives.
Over the course of a lifetime, teacher and Marian scholar Mary Kaye Medinger has accumulated a collection of Marian art from various genres and cultures. Beginning with a small porcelain statue of Mary that stood on her dresser when she was growing up Catholic in the 1950s, her collection of images now encompasses images from places as disparate as Ethiopia and Ireland, Native American pueblos and Alaska, Mexico and Minnesota, Poland and Prague, Russia and El Salvador, and beyond.
We know how important community is in bringing our whole selves to flower. And still it can be hard to find or create communities that will welcome us just as we are. This three-part series of guided writing, conversation, embodied practices and other creative activities invites you to discover a deeper understanding of community and what is needed to build it and find belonging in it.
Faith, Hope and Love are the intangible qualities that guide us through uncertainty and loss. They are woven into our disposition and how we interpret the world. Rational routes to faith and hope rarely satisfy because these qualities, like trauma, reside within the automatic responses of our body-mind.