Jan
8
Fri
the Nine Gates: thresholds of a spiritual journey @ Carondelet Center
Jan 8 – Mar 31 all-day

Student and teacher of Chinese brush painting Bob Schmitt depicts nine gates of a spiritual journey:

  • darkness
  • longing
  • abandonment
  • rage
  • emptiness
  • compassion
  • unbridled joy
  • oneness
  • delusion

Let this beautiful blend of calligraphy and digital technology invite you into interior landscapes.

Bob will host a series of three talks about the Nine Gates.  Learn more and RSVP.

This exhibit is part of Wisdom Ways permanent collection gifted to Wisdom Ways by Sue Cochrane.

 

Artist:

Bob Schmitt is a Quaker and a student and teacher of Chinese calligraphy and painting who lives and paints a stone’s throw from Minnehaha Falls. He began brush painting as a 12-year-old watching public television and has studied weekly with a Chinese painting master for over 20 years.

 

 

Building Hours

Carondelet Center building hours will be updated on a week-to-week basis and are limited due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Please call the Wisdom Ways Office at 651-696-2788 if you are interested in arranging a visit; Wisdom Ways staff are in the office during limited hours even though the building is closed. We encourage you to wear a mask and practice social distancing as you view the exhibit.

Building Hours February 9 – 21

Tuesday, February 9: Closed

Wednesday, February 10: Closed

Thursday, February 11: Closed

Friday, February 12: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 13: Closed

Sunday, February 14: Closed

Monday, February 15: Closed

Tuesday, February 16: Closed

Wednesday, February 17: Closed

Thursday, February 18: Closed

Friday, February 19: Closed

Saturday, February 20: Closed

Sunday, February 21: Closed

Feb
22
Mon
Writing the Sacred Journey: Introductory Workshop (Feb)
Feb 22 – Mar 12 all-day
Writing the Sacred Journey: Introductory Workshop (Feb)

 

Spiritual memoir is the practice of listening deeply to our life experiences through the creation of artful, true stories.  We come more alive when we accept how our experiences have formed us and when we form something of what we’ve experienced.  By writing memories with intention, we can find holiness in the details, patterns that unify our sense of self, and deep personal healing.  By crafting our stories to engage the inner life of readers, we can participate in transforming our world.

Join Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew for an introduction to the art and spiritual practice of writing memoir.  What is memoir, and how is it different from autobiography?  What makes memoir spiritual?  How can the practice of writing memoir, whether for an audience or no audience, support spiritual growth?  We will start with the basics, using writing exercises, readings from master writers, and conversation.  We will also discuss how to sustain the practice with writing partners or small groups.

During this self-paced, two-and-a-half-week online independent study, writers can view Elizabeth’s video lectures, respond to writing prompts, and immerse themselves in the genre and practice of spiritual memoir through readings. Elizabeth will meet with the class via Zoom.

Registered participants will be able to access the course from February 22 – March 12. Please visit the program page for more details about online course details and expectations.

Mar
3
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom. | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

Wisdom Ways Men’s Centering Prayer circles have been creating a hope-filled space for men to gather in person over the past six years.  During these times it’s more important than ever for us to continue supporting our practice, even in an online format.  We all need specific times for silence and quiet to support rich inner lives.  Centering Prayer is the “prayer beyond words,” a practice of self-surrender that supports extending interior silence into daily life.

Please join us as we gather to experience Centering Prayer, have a short sharing and offer support among men from a variety of experience levels.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

The Men’s Centering Prayer Circle is facilitated by Terry Shaughnessy and Louie Doering.

Mar
4
Thu
Tending to Our Souls: Art Practices @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tending to Our Souls: Art Practices @ This event will be held via Zoom.

As we move from winter towards spring this three-part workshop invites you to attend to your soul in community. You’ll engage in different art practices designed to draw you more deeply into reflection, transformation, and connection with other participants. The focus will be on process over product. The artistic process will be fueled by our curiosity, surprises and intuition.

Working remotely we will invite colors, shapes and different practices to reveal insights as we reflect on the things we have been tending during the winter and the things we want to focus on as we move into a season of new life and rebirth. Each week, as we build our practice and explore different media, we will return to the same questions: what we are tending and what is being birthed?

February 18: Collage as a Spiritual Practice, Cindi Beth Johnson
Working with a Lectionary Text we will create a meditative artistic response to a scripture designed to invite new understandings and insights. The process, while simple, invites us to go deeply into familiar texts in new and revealing ways.  The process is a dialogue between what you are looking for, what presents itself and what is created as the pieces come together.

February 25: Transformation, Lynda Lee
You are what your deepest desire is. As you desire, so is your intention. As your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. – The Upanishads

Using a wall photo calendar or glossy magazines you will select colors of chakra energy and focus on an intention of becoming. Individually and as a group we will invite the colors to guide our awareness of what we are most curious about, what (if we could do anything) we would do first and what we know to be true.

March 4: Circling our Intentions, Lori Greene
Supplies will be provided for the final session in which participants use glass to continue to explore questions about what we are tending. Glass tiles will become the conduit for spiritual and artistic observations. The completed glass circle will provide you with a reminder of the process and the ways in which you can continue to hold space for the revelations that come from these practices.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
6
Sat
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality and offer new insights into your life journey, broaden your sense of contribution to community and prepare you to deeply listen as a spiritual guide. If desired, receive training as a professional spiritual guide and companion.

Our work together is focused on three areas:

  • Origin and the new cosmic story: Awakening consciousness and developing new language. What is the unfolding universe?

  • Soul/Inner Life: Exploring, discovering and engaging with the sacred within. What is unfolding within me?

  • Community: What are my gifts and how am I being called to contribute to my community’s healing and unfolding story?

Areas of Study

  • Sacred Stories throughout time

  • Spirituality, Psychology and Social Issues

  • Ritual and Meaning Making

  • The Art of Discernment

  • Symbol and Myth

  • The Sacred Art of Listening

  • Loss and Grief

  • Vulnerability, Shame, Courage and Resilience

  • Dreamwork

  • Expressive Arts

  • Individual and group spiritual guidance

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to learn more about the Transforming Soul and Society program.

 

Mar
7
Sun
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality and offer new insights into your life journey, broaden your sense of contribution to community and prepare you to deeply listen as a spiritual guide. If desired, receive training as a professional spiritual guide and companion.

Our work together is focused on three areas:

  • Origin and the new cosmic story: Awakening consciousness and developing new language. What is the unfolding universe?

  • Soul/Inner Life: Exploring, discovering and engaging with the sacred within. What is unfolding within me?

  • Community: What are my gifts and how am I being called to contribute to my community’s healing and unfolding story?

Areas of Study

  • Sacred Stories throughout time

  • Spirituality, Psychology and Social Issues

  • Ritual and Meaning Making

  • The Art of Discernment

  • Symbol and Myth

  • The Sacred Art of Listening

  • Loss and Grief

  • Vulnerability, Shame, Courage and Resilience

  • Dreamwork

  • Expressive Arts

  • Individual and group spiritual guidance

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to learn more about the Transforming Soul and Society program.

 

Mar
8
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture,” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts from the Gospel of Thomas, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

These sessions are facilitated by Pat Jones.

Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

In this online course, we will explore the wellsprings of survival and resilience that run deep among Black mothers, grandmothers, other-mothers, seasoned in suffering deep as the earth many worked.  As we work for inclusive justice, womanist writers insist that the era of Jim Crow and people enslaved to work in other’s fields last in family memory.  New immigrants carry memories of their lands, beauty, violence and loss.  At the intersections of our lives on our street corners we meet others from elsewhere, other cultures, other languages, mixed races. In our polarized times people love to hold differences against others.  This is a course in learning from differences and drawing on the learnings to heal our planet home.

Come explore the seven approaches Melanie Harris offers in Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths and the ways Terry Tempest Williams combines a spirituality of beauty with advocacy for preservation of her beloved red-rock lands in southern Utah and the expanses of the Great Salt Lake.  We’ll probe the erosion of home, safety, democracy, and belief in her book Erosion: Essays on Undoing and her essay “Liturgy of Home.”  Using prompts, participants will write about the land, streets, geography of their home place and identify activities and advocacy to preserve our planet home.  Using our writing, we’ll create our own Liturgy of Home for the last session.

Our virtual class will include pre-recorded lecture, small- and large-group discussion, and access to a private course webpage. Harris’ and Williams’ books will be our primary texts. Purchase them online from your local bookstore.

Instructors: Taiyon Coleman, PhD; Per Da Vang, PhD, MSW; Nancy Corcoran, CSJ, MTS; Colleen Carpenter, PhD; Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD; Andrea Pearson Tande, MA; Joan Mitchell, PhD.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
9
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

Tuesday evening meditation will continue to gather via Zoom this Winter/Spring.

Meditation together is a way of supporting our personal practice. Each session will include an opening prayer, a reading, and a 25-minute silent sitting meditation.

Those who have an existing meditation practice are welcome as well as those new to Christian Meditation (instructions available at each session).

Meditation will begin at 7pm, so please join the Zoom before that time. The waiting room will not be active after 7pm.

Facilitated by Deborah Chernick and Susan Oeffling, CSJ. To get the Zoom information for each of these sessions, please visit the program page.

Mar
10
Wed
Ethical Wills: Creating Your Legacy of Values, Hopes, and Life Lessons @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ethical Wills: Creating Your Legacy of Values, Hopes, and Life Lessons @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

How can we sum up our life purpose, lessons, values, wisdom and dreams for ourselves and future generations?

This two-part session introduces the concept of The Legacy Journey™ and its three pathways:

  • Legacy of Values – An Ethical Will/Legacy Letter
  • Legacy of Wisdom – Life Reflection Stories
  • Legacy of Generosity– A Making a Difference Plan

Both sessions will help you create your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter—a heartfelt and compassionate letter to summarize and share your values, faith, beliefs, hopes for the future, life lessons, gratitude, love, and forgiveness with family, friends and community. You will begin the process in session one, have time to continue drafting your letter between sessions, and complete the process in session two.

Instructor: Barry K. Baines, MD

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
11
Thu
Poetry’s Prophetic Tending @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poetry's Prophetic Tending @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

Poetry is a prophetic vessel through which the truth of any moment may be tended and brought to the surface where it can inform those changes that are calling us to action.  Come and savor four evenings with poets returning to Wisdom Ways.  Each will engage in conversation about the place and importance of poetry in our time, share poems of their own and others that have inspired and spoken to them this past year, and answer participant questions.  Their words will tend to our deepest longings and be a prophetic witness within our uncertain times.

February 11: Naomi Shihab Nye
Tuning In-That Poem is Trying to Find You

March 11: Sagirah Shahid
Contemplative Poetry and Resistance

April 8: Gwen Nell Westerman
Listening to the Land

May 13: Mark Nepo
The Wisdom of a Broken-Open Heart

These readings will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
12
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey

In the midst of daily challenges and conflicts, within our greater communities, cultivating a spirit of harmony and peace is a gift for yourself and the world. Although we cannot gather together in person to labyrinth walk, we can support one another in our labyrinth practice as well as walk intentionally as a community for harmony.

Between the hours of 9:30 – 11:30 am (Central Time) on second Fridays through July, we invite you to engage in your own labyrinth practice individually or with a small group at your own location of choice, with awareness that others will be simultaneously participating alongside you from afar. You might walk an outdoor labyrinth, trace a finger labyrinth, or visit an indoor labyrinth to which you have access.

In addition to joining this community experience, you will receive access to a password protected webpage that includes a reflection, opportunity for engaged action, and further learning resources. You are welcome to use the resources throughout the month as part of your contemplative practice.

To receive the email that contains the webpage and password, please RSVP. The emails will be sent on Thursday evenings prior to each listed Friday morning program date.

 

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ This event will be held via Zoom. | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

Monthly online drop-in sessions facilitated 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.  To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

Each online session will be facilitated by Elizabeth via Zoom.  Elizabeth will reflect on the day’s theme and provide readings, writing prompts and handouts with craft advice. The sessions will allow time for small group breakout discussion as well as large group discussion and questions.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
15
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture,” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts from the Gospel of Thomas, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

These sessions are facilitated by Pat Jones.

Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

In this online course, we will explore the wellsprings of survival and resilience that run deep among Black mothers, grandmothers, other-mothers, seasoned in suffering deep as the earth many worked.  As we work for inclusive justice, womanist writers insist that the era of Jim Crow and people enslaved to work in other’s fields last in family memory.  New immigrants carry memories of their lands, beauty, violence and loss.  At the intersections of our lives on our street corners we meet others from elsewhere, other cultures, other languages, mixed races. In our polarized times people love to hold differences against others.  This is a course in learning from differences and drawing on the learnings to heal our planet home.

Come explore the seven approaches Melanie Harris offers in Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths and the ways Terry Tempest Williams combines a spirituality of beauty with advocacy for preservation of her beloved red-rock lands in southern Utah and the expanses of the Great Salt Lake.  We’ll probe the erosion of home, safety, democracy, and belief in her book Erosion: Essays on Undoing and her essay “Liturgy of Home.”  Using prompts, participants will write about the land, streets, geography of their home place and identify activities and advocacy to preserve our planet home.  Using our writing, we’ll create our own Liturgy of Home for the last session.

Our virtual class will include pre-recorded lecture, small- and large-group discussion, and access to a private course webpage. Harris’ and Williams’ books will be our primary texts. Purchase them online from your local bookstore.

Instructors: Taiyon Coleman, PhD; Per Da Vang, PhD, MSW; Nancy Corcoran, CSJ, MTS; Colleen Carpenter, PhD; Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD; Andrea Pearson Tande, MA; Joan Mitchell, PhD.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
16
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

Tuesday evening meditation will continue to gather via Zoom this Winter/Spring.

Meditation together is a way of supporting our personal practice. Each session will include an opening prayer, a reading, and a 25-minute silent sitting meditation.

Those who have an existing meditation practice are welcome as well as those new to Christian Meditation (instructions available at each session).

Meditation will begin at 7pm, so please join the Zoom before that time. The waiting room will not be active after 7pm.

Facilitated by Deborah Chernick and Susan Oeffling, CSJ. To get the Zoom information for each of these sessions, please visit the program page.

Pathways to Presence: 9 Journeys to Deepened Relationships with Self, Others, and the Divine @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Pathways to Presence: 9 Journeys to Deepened Relationships with Self, Others, and the Divine @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

We each possess a treasure within us that can remain hidden. The journey of human and spiritual growth requires peeling back layers of mistaken identity. As we see through these layers, we move closer to our essential self. At the same time, each uncovering enables us to relate more openly and honestly with others. And each movement toward our essence expands our capacity for Divine connection and guidance.

This three-part online course will explore how each type tends to and deepens its “I-We-Thou” journey. We will explore the entrapments and conditioning that lock us into our dominant Enneagram type.  We’ll explore the 9 pathways that free us into a state of Presence. And we’ll describe the 9 ways this Presence opens us to a deeper relationship with self (the I), others (the We), and the Holy (the Thou).

Some background on the Enneagram will be helpful but not essential.  Sessions will include presentations, personal reflection, breakout groups, and large group discussions.

Instructor: Scott McRae

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
17
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom. | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

Wisdom Ways Men’s Centering Prayer circles have been creating a hope-filled space for men to gather in person over the past six years.  During these times it’s more important than ever for us to continue supporting our practice, even in an online format.  We all need specific times for silence and quiet to support rich inner lives.  Centering Prayer is the “prayer beyond words,” a practice of self-surrender that supports extending interior silence into daily life.

Please join us as we gather to experience Centering Prayer, have a short sharing and offer support among men from a variety of experience levels.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

The Men’s Centering Prayer Circle is facilitated by Terry Shaughnessy and Louie Doering.

Mar
22
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture,” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts from the Gospel of Thomas, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

These sessions are facilitated by Pat Jones.

Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

In this online course, we will explore the wellsprings of survival and resilience that run deep among Black mothers, grandmothers, other-mothers, seasoned in suffering deep as the earth many worked.  As we work for inclusive justice, womanist writers insist that the era of Jim Crow and people enslaved to work in other’s fields last in family memory.  New immigrants carry memories of their lands, beauty, violence and loss.  At the intersections of our lives on our street corners we meet others from elsewhere, other cultures, other languages, mixed races. In our polarized times people love to hold differences against others.  This is a course in learning from differences and drawing on the learnings to heal our planet home.

Come explore the seven approaches Melanie Harris offers in Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths and the ways Terry Tempest Williams combines a spirituality of beauty with advocacy for preservation of her beloved red-rock lands in southern Utah and the expanses of the Great Salt Lake.  We’ll probe the erosion of home, safety, democracy, and belief in her book Erosion: Essays on Undoing and her essay “Liturgy of Home.”  Using prompts, participants will write about the land, streets, geography of their home place and identify activities and advocacy to preserve our planet home.  Using our writing, we’ll create our own Liturgy of Home for the last session.

Our virtual class will include pre-recorded lecture, small- and large-group discussion, and access to a private course webpage. Harris’ and Williams’ books will be our primary texts. Purchase them online from your local bookstore.

Instructors: Taiyon Coleman, PhD; Per Da Vang, PhD, MSW; Nancy Corcoran, CSJ, MTS; Colleen Carpenter, PhD; Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD; Andrea Pearson Tande, MA; Joan Mitchell, PhD.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
23
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

Tuesday evening meditation will continue to gather via Zoom this Winter/Spring.

Meditation together is a way of supporting our personal practice. Each session will include an opening prayer, a reading, and a 25-minute silent sitting meditation.

Those who have an existing meditation practice are welcome as well as those new to Christian Meditation (instructions available at each session).

Meditation will begin at 7pm, so please join the Zoom before that time. The waiting room will not be active after 7pm.

Facilitated by Deborah Chernick and Susan Oeffling, CSJ. To get the Zoom information for each of these sessions, please visit the program page.

Pathways to Presence: 9 Journeys to Deepened Relationships with Self, Others, and the Divine @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Pathways to Presence: 9 Journeys to Deepened Relationships with Self, Others, and the Divine @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

We each possess a treasure within us that can remain hidden. The journey of human and spiritual growth requires peeling back layers of mistaken identity. As we see through these layers, we move closer to our essential self. At the same time, each uncovering enables us to relate more openly and honestly with others. And each movement toward our essence expands our capacity for Divine connection and guidance.

This three-part online course will explore how each type tends to and deepens its “I-We-Thou” journey. We will explore the entrapments and conditioning that lock us into our dominant Enneagram type.  We’ll explore the 9 pathways that free us into a state of Presence. And we’ll describe the 9 ways this Presence opens us to a deeper relationship with self (the I), others (the We), and the Holy (the Thou).

Some background on the Enneagram will be helpful but not essential.  Sessions will include presentations, personal reflection, breakout groups, and large group discussions.

Instructor: Scott McRae

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
24
Wed
Ethical Wills: Creating Your Legacy of Values, Hopes, and Life Lessons @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ethical Wills: Creating Your Legacy of Values, Hopes, and Life Lessons @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

How can we sum up our life purpose, lessons, values, wisdom and dreams for ourselves and future generations?

This two-part session introduces the concept of The Legacy Journey™ and its three pathways:

  • Legacy of Values – An Ethical Will/Legacy Letter
  • Legacy of Wisdom – Life Reflection Stories
  • Legacy of Generosity– A Making a Difference Plan

Both sessions will help you create your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter—a heartfelt and compassionate letter to summarize and share your values, faith, beliefs, hopes for the future, life lessons, gratitude, love, and forgiveness with family, friends and community. You will begin the process in session one, have time to continue drafting your letter between sessions, and complete the process in session two.

Instructor: Barry K. Baines, MD

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
25
Thu
Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story, Its Thresholds of Faith, Its Witness @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mark's Gospel: The Whole Story, Its Thresholds of Faith, Its Witness @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

The first gospel to be written, Mark’s gospel uniquely preserves the way early communities told and shaped Jesus’ story in their oral traditions.  The gospel we receive not only hands on Jesus’ teachings but proclaims the first Christians’ faith that Jesus’ resurrection affirms he is the messiah and God’s son.  The faith of these eyewitness disciples colors the whole story and fills the narrative with rich oral artistry and theological insights.  The written gospel calls new generations to faith as it travels through time.

Join in a fresh look at the first gospel as a whole, its cycles of oral tradition, its use and deconstruction—and the women disciples who are present but barely visible. Learn skills for deepening your own reading and interpretation of the gospels as we read Mark at Sunday Eucharist in the 2021 liturgical year.

Course sessions will use Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story by Joan Mitchell, available at Good Ground Press, and the New Testament.  Sessions will include presentation and small and large group conversation.

Instructor: Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD; New Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN; MTS, Harvard Divinity School.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
29
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture,” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”

This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts from the Gospel of Thomas, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

These sessions are facilitated by Pat Jones.

Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

In this online course, we will explore the wellsprings of survival and resilience that run deep among Black mothers, grandmothers, other-mothers, seasoned in suffering deep as the earth many worked.  As we work for inclusive justice, womanist writers insist that the era of Jim Crow and people enslaved to work in other’s fields last in family memory.  New immigrants carry memories of their lands, beauty, violence and loss.  At the intersections of our lives on our street corners we meet others from elsewhere, other cultures, other languages, mixed races. In our polarized times people love to hold differences against others.  This is a course in learning from differences and drawing on the learnings to heal our planet home.

Come explore the seven approaches Melanie Harris offers in Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths and the ways Terry Tempest Williams combines a spirituality of beauty with advocacy for preservation of her beloved red-rock lands in southern Utah and the expanses of the Great Salt Lake.  We’ll probe the erosion of home, safety, democracy, and belief in her book Erosion: Essays on Undoing and her essay “Liturgy of Home.”  Using prompts, participants will write about the land, streets, geography of their home place and identify activities and advocacy to preserve our planet home.  Using our writing, we’ll create our own Liturgy of Home for the last session.

Our virtual class will include pre-recorded lecture, small- and large-group discussion, and access to a private course webpage. Harris’ and Williams’ books will be our primary texts. Purchase them online from your local bookstore.

Instructors: Taiyon Coleman, PhD; Per Da Vang, PhD, MSW; Nancy Corcoran, CSJ, MTS; Colleen Carpenter, PhD; Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD; Andrea Pearson Tande, MA; Joan Mitchell, PhD.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
30
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

Tuesday evening meditation will continue to gather via Zoom this Winter/Spring.

Meditation together is a way of supporting our personal practice. Each session will include an opening prayer, a reading, and a 25-minute silent sitting meditation.

Those who have an existing meditation practice are welcome as well as those new to Christian Meditation (instructions available at each session).

Meditation will begin at 7pm, so please join the Zoom before that time. The waiting room will not be active after 7pm.

Facilitated by Deborah Chernick and Susan Oeffling, CSJ. To get the Zoom information for each of these sessions, please visit the program page.

Pathways to Presence: 9 Journeys to Deepened Relationships with Self, Others, and the Divine @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Pathways to Presence: 9 Journeys to Deepened Relationships with Self, Others, and the Divine @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

We each possess a treasure within us that can remain hidden. The journey of human and spiritual growth requires peeling back layers of mistaken identity. As we see through these layers, we move closer to our essential self. At the same time, each uncovering enables us to relate more openly and honestly with others. And each movement toward our essence expands our capacity for Divine connection and guidance.

This three-part online course will explore how each type tends to and deepens its “I-We-Thou” journey. We will explore the entrapments and conditioning that lock us into our dominant Enneagram type.  We’ll explore the 9 pathways that free us into a state of Presence. And we’ll describe the 9 ways this Presence opens us to a deeper relationship with self (the I), others (the We), and the Holy (the Thou).

Some background on the Enneagram will be helpful but not essential.  Sessions will include presentations, personal reflection, breakout groups, and large group discussions.

Instructor: Scott McRae

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Mar
31
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Mar 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom. | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

Wisdom Ways Men’s Centering Prayer circles have been creating a hope-filled space for men to gather in person over the past six years.  During these times it’s more important than ever for us to continue supporting our practice, even in an online format.  We all need specific times for silence and quiet to support rich inner lives.  Centering Prayer is the “prayer beyond words,” a practice of self-surrender that supports extending interior silence into daily life.

Please join us as we gather to experience Centering Prayer, have a short sharing and offer support among men from a variety of experience levels.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

The Men’s Centering Prayer Circle is facilitated by Terry Shaughnessy and Louie Doering.

Apr
1
Thu
Off Course & On Path @ Carondelet Center
Apr 1 – Jun 30 all-day

 

Off Course & On Path is a multi-media art exhibition that explores the concept of Labyrinths as a means of exploring and tending our spiritual connections with nature. Labyrinths contain intergenerational stories that provide a glimpse into the past, present and future and are springboards to investigating the interconnectedness of our universe as holistic beings.

Curators Bayou and Saba will showcase the Eagle Affirmation Mirror, a newly created Labyrinth Affirmation Mirror, and multiple mixed media poems that center tending our spiritual connections with nature.

They will also provide templates that community members can use to create their own Labyrinths. Wisdom Ways will create a space for these creations and compile this generative community labyrinth project to be shared as images of inspiration. This interactive experience with Labyrinths requires one to physically enter space and move intuitively as an individual or collectively as a member of the whole. Thus, the primary focus being the path or the journey one chooses in order to reach their destination, which is symbolic to the many journeys we pursue in this life. Most of all, these are moments that can be intentionally utilized to tend to our hearts, and explore the interconnectedness of nature and spirituality. Please check back on the Wisdom Ways website for more information about this opportunity.

 

Why Labyrinths, Why Now

Labyrinths are found all over the world, and are ancient symbols that represent the multidimensional journey of life, as our paths inevitably intersect with others. The notion of bringing one to the center while honoring the individual and collective paths that we travel as members of a family, band, community, nation or tribe is a liberating force. Along this journey, we release or put down what no longer serves us, and pick up the necessary items in order to continue moving towards the next destination in our life’s purpose.

Recently, we were invited by some members of the BIPOC community to get away from the city and explore land in Osceola, Wisconsin near the St. Croix River Valley. For hours, we moved with intention as we often followed in the direction of the animals that introduced themselves as we continued to travel towards the river. We approached a rock formation surrounded by several ancient spruce trees. Immediately, we could feel the energy of the Ancestors as we walked down this elevated rock path leading us to a waterfall. Just before reaching the waterfall, we took a moment to take in the experience. As we honored our surroundings, we noticed a rock formation in the soil. After further examination, we realized that what we had discovered was actually a Labyrinth. We each used that moment to walk through the Labyrinth, as we envisioned our Ancestors doing, and then went into meditation. This experience with a Labyrinth in nature felt as if we were retracing the Creator’s footsteps and that the paths that we walk in life are not by coincidence but each an opportunity to recenter ourselves.

Offering Labyrinths as a form of intergenerational healing through the creative process gives us each the chance to weave our own unique paths. During these unprecedented times, it is crucial that we be mindful of the methods in which we care for ourselves, our families and our neighbors, as our children will inherit this earthly journey. Opportunities to center ourselves within our natural environment is crucial to our overall physical, mental and spiritual health.

 

 

Artist Program:

Come explore a labyrinth built with found materials and templates you can use to create labyrinths in your own environments.

Held as summer solstice begins to encourage reflection and honor new beginnings and new growth in a communal setting. The vibrant energy of summer brings moments of reflection and allows the opportunity to welcome new beginnings or new growth into our lives.

WHEN: Sunday, June 20; time and location TBD. Learn more.

 

Artists:

Bayou (aka Donald Thomas) is a Twin Cities based artist and designer born in St. Paul on the land of the Dakota & Anishinaabe peoples. Bayou creates mixed-media art called Affirmation Mirrors composed mostly of fabric wrapped wood, yarn, mirrors, and beads. He also creates murals, art installations, digital illustrations, digital and print materials for artists and organizations, and works as a teaching artist.

Bayou’s art and design embodies themes of nature from the micro to the cosmic, black and collective liberation, healing trauma, time, portals, geometry, setting intentions for affirmations, asking questions, symbols, and identity exploration. Water is an especially strong theme in the work as HaHa Wakpa (the Mississippi River) has been a major influence in many levels of his life.

 

Saba (aka Sean Stewart) is a Saint Paul native with deep roots in the historic Rondo Neighborhood. He is a dedicated Father, educator, and visual artist and writer. As a community member and educator, Saba has served in the CDF Freedom Schools movement for over a decade, and now serves students and families in Saint Paul Public Schools. As a writer, Saba has published the children’s book entitled Breaking The Ice, as well as various featured poems from Minnesota to Nigeria that focus on cultural identity, healing, transformation, nature and spirituality.

Saba and Bayou have collaborated on several art installations such as the Eagle Affirmation Mirror and healing murals within the Twin Cities Metro area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story, Its Thresholds of Faith, Its Witness @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mark's Gospel: The Whole Story, Its Thresholds of Faith, Its Witness @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

The first gospel to be written, Mark’s gospel uniquely preserves the way early communities told and shaped Jesus’ story in their oral traditions.  The gospel we receive not only hands on Jesus’ teachings but proclaims the first Christians’ faith that Jesus’ resurrection affirms he is the messiah and God’s son.  The faith of these eyewitness disciples colors the whole story and fills the narrative with rich oral artistry and theological insights.  The written gospel calls new generations to faith as it travels through time.

Join in a fresh look at the first gospel as a whole, its cycles of oral tradition, its use and deconstruction—and the women disciples who are present but barely visible. Learn skills for deepening your own reading and interpretation of the gospels as we read Mark at Sunday Eucharist in the 2021 liturgical year.

Course sessions will use Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story by Joan Mitchell, available at Good Ground Press, and the New Testament.  Sessions will include presentation and small and large group conversation.

Instructor: Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD; New Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN; MTS, Harvard Divinity School.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Apr
5
Mon
Seven Portal Sky: A Birth Story of Afrofuturist Medicine in Minneapolis
Apr 5 – May 24 all-day
Seven Portal Sky: A Birth Story of Afrofuturist Medicine in Minneapolis

This 8-week course is a space to support and expand the self-care practices of health care workers, caregivers, teachers, activists and anyone with heavy spirits right now. Seven Portal Sky is part workbook, part autobiography, and part dream – it details a vision for healing justice and daily practices for moving with and through the emotions – from overwhelm and fear, to anger and grief – arising for many of us in these winds of change. These traditional medicine practices offer us ways to stay present, to stay in our bodies, and remain in the ongoing struggle for healing as individuals and as a nation.

Ihotu Jennifer Ali, MPH, LMT, will guide you through poems, stories, and visual art from Seven Portal Sky, designed to shift and balance your energy field, as you explore seven chakras (from the Yoga tradition) and seven Orisha spirit archetypes (from the Nigerian Yoruba tradition). You’ll experiment with a weekly set of simple practices based on indigenous concepts of earth, water, fire, ecosystem, wind, light, and sky that can gently support your physical health (digestion, nervous and immune systems, and menstrual health), mental and emotional health, and offer ways to deepen your practice of justice and solidarity as allies.

Registered participants will be able to access the course from April 5 – May 24. Please visit the program page for more information about online course details and expectations.

Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative | Wellsprings of Earthkeeping, Liturgy of Homekeeping @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

In this online course, we will explore the wellsprings of survival and resilience that run deep among Black mothers, grandmothers, other-mothers, seasoned in suffering deep as the earth many worked.  As we work for inclusive justice, womanist writers insist that the era of Jim Crow and people enslaved to work in other’s fields last in family memory.  New immigrants carry memories of their lands, beauty, violence and loss.  At the intersections of our lives on our street corners we meet others from elsewhere, other cultures, other languages, mixed races. In our polarized times people love to hold differences against others.  This is a course in learning from differences and drawing on the learnings to heal our planet home.

Come explore the seven approaches Melanie Harris offers in Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths and the ways Terry Tempest Williams combines a spirituality of beauty with advocacy for preservation of her beloved red-rock lands in southern Utah and the expanses of the Great Salt Lake.  We’ll probe the erosion of home, safety, democracy, and belief in her book Erosion: Essays on Undoing and her essay “Liturgy of Home.”  Using prompts, participants will write about the land, streets, geography of their home place and identify activities and advocacy to preserve our planet home.  Using our writing, we’ll create our own Liturgy of Home for the last session.

Our virtual class will include pre-recorded lecture, small- and large-group discussion, and access to a private course webpage. Harris’ and Williams’ books will be our primary texts. Purchase them online from your local bookstore.

Instructors: Taiyon Coleman, PhD; Per Da Vang, PhD, MSW; Nancy Corcoran, CSJ, MTS; Colleen Carpenter, PhD; Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD; Andrea Pearson Tande, MA; Joan Mitchell, PhD.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Apr
6
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

Tuesday evening meditation will continue to gather via Zoom this Winter/Spring.

Meditation together is a way of supporting our personal practice. Each session will include an opening prayer, a reading, and a 25-minute silent sitting meditation.

Those who have an existing meditation practice are welcome as well as those new to Christian Meditation (instructions available at each session).

Meditation will begin at 7pm, so please join the Zoom before that time. The waiting room will not be active after 7pm.

Facilitated by Deborah Chernick and Susan Oeffling, CSJ. To get the Zoom information for each of these sessions, please visit the program page.

Apr
8
Thu
Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story, Its Thresholds of Faith, Its Witness @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mark's Gospel: The Whole Story, Its Thresholds of Faith, Its Witness @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

The first gospel to be written, Mark’s gospel uniquely preserves the way early communities told and shaped Jesus’ story in their oral traditions.  The gospel we receive not only hands on Jesus’ teachings but proclaims the first Christians’ faith that Jesus’ resurrection affirms he is the messiah and God’s son.  The faith of these eyewitness disciples colors the whole story and fills the narrative with rich oral artistry and theological insights.  The written gospel calls new generations to faith as it travels through time.

Join in a fresh look at the first gospel as a whole, its cycles of oral tradition, its use and deconstruction—and the women disciples who are present but barely visible. Learn skills for deepening your own reading and interpretation of the gospels as we read Mark at Sunday Eucharist in the 2021 liturgical year.

Course sessions will use Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story by Joan Mitchell, available at Good Ground Press, and the New Testament.  Sessions will include presentation and small and large group conversation.

Instructor: Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD; New Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN; MTS, Harvard Divinity School.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Poetry’s Prophetic Tending @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poetry's Prophetic Tending @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

Poetry is a prophetic vessel through which the truth of any moment may be tended and brought to the surface where it can inform those changes that are calling us to action.  Come and savor four evenings with poets returning to Wisdom Ways.  Each will engage in conversation about the place and importance of poetry in our time, share poems of their own and others that have inspired and spoken to them this past year, and answer participant questions.  Their words will tend to our deepest longings and be a prophetic witness within our uncertain times.

February 11: Naomi Shihab Nye
Tuning In-That Poem is Trying to Find You

March 11: Sagirah Shahid
Contemplative Poetry and Resistance

April 8: Gwen Nell Westerman
Listening to the Land

May 13: Mark Nepo
The Wisdom of a Broken-Open Heart

These readings will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Apr
9
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey

In the midst of daily challenges and conflicts, within our greater communities, cultivating a spirit of harmony and peace is a gift for yourself and the world. Although we cannot gather together in person to labyrinth walk, we can support one another in our labyrinth practice as well as walk intentionally as a community for harmony.

Between the hours of 9:30 – 11:30 am (Central Time) on second Fridays through July, we invite you to engage in your own labyrinth practice individually or with a small group at your own location of choice, with awareness that others will be simultaneously participating alongside you from afar. You might walk an outdoor labyrinth, trace a finger labyrinth, or visit an indoor labyrinth to which you have access.

In addition to joining this community experience, you will receive access to a password protected webpage that includes a reflection, opportunity for engaged action, and further learning resources. You are welcome to use the resources throughout the month as part of your contemplative practice.

To receive the email that contains the webpage and password, please RSVP. The emails will be sent on Thursday evenings prior to each listed Friday morning program date.

 

Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ This event will be held via Zoom. | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

Monthly online drop-in sessions facilitated 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.  To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

Each online session will be facilitated by Elizabeth via Zoom.  Elizabeth will reflect on the day’s theme and provide readings, writing prompts and handouts with craft advice. The sessions will allow time for small group breakout discussion as well as large group discussion and questions.

This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.

Apr
10
Sat
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality and offer new insights into your life journey, broaden your sense of contribution to community and prepare you to deeply listen as a spiritual guide. If desired, receive training as a professional spiritual guide and companion.

Our work together is focused on three areas:

  • Origin and the new cosmic story: Awakening consciousness and developing new language. What is the unfolding universe?

  • Soul/Inner Life: Exploring, discovering and engaging with the sacred within. What is unfolding within me?

  • Community: What are my gifts and how am I being called to contribute to my community’s healing and unfolding story?

Areas of Study

  • Sacred Stories throughout time

  • Spirituality, Psychology and Social Issues

  • Ritual and Meaning Making

  • The Art of Discernment

  • Symbol and Myth

  • The Sacred Art of Listening

  • Loss and Grief

  • Vulnerability, Shame, Courage and Resilience

  • Dreamwork

  • Expressive Arts

  • Individual and group spiritual guidance

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to learn more about the Transforming Soul and Society program.

 

Apr
11
Sun
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality and offer new insights into your life journey, broaden your sense of contribution to community and prepare you to deeply listen as a spiritual guide. If desired, receive training as a professional spiritual guide and companion.

Our work together is focused on three areas:

  • Origin and the new cosmic story: Awakening consciousness and developing new language. What is the unfolding universe?

  • Soul/Inner Life: Exploring, discovering and engaging with the sacred within. What is unfolding within me?

  • Community: What are my gifts and how am I being called to contribute to my community’s healing and unfolding story?

Areas of Study

  • Sacred Stories throughout time

  • Spirituality, Psychology and Social Issues

  • Ritual and Meaning Making

  • The Art of Discernment

  • Symbol and Myth

  • The Sacred Art of Listening

  • Loss and Grief

  • Vulnerability, Shame, Courage and Resilience

  • Dreamwork

  • Expressive Arts

  • Individual and group spiritual guidance

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to learn more about the Transforming Soul and Society program.