Aug
1
Sat
the seven allusions scrolls: the journeys within @ Carondelet Center
Aug 1 – Nov 30 all-day

memory by Bob Schmitt

Minnesota brush painter Bob Schmitt presents seven fabric scrolls alluding to experiences in one’s own inner life:

  • ordinary radiance
  • memory
  • reckless abandon
  • grace
  • wonder
  • rapture
  • faith

Each scroll also incorporates the Chinese character for each allusion in the fabric surrounding the graphic.

Discover experiences that often exist in places beyond words.

 

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

A noted below, you are welcome to view this exhibit in person when the Carondelet Center is open.  Due to the limited building hours, we are offering a virtual exhibit of the seven allusions scrolls: the journeys within! You are welcome to view this video in whatever way feels best, pause if you would like to spend more time with any of Bob’s scrolls.

 

 

 

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. We encourage you to wear a mask and practice social distancing as you view the exhibit.

November 9 – November 22

Monday, November 9: Closed

Tuesday, November 10: Closed

Wednesday, November 11: Closed

Thursday, November 12: Closed

Friday, November 13: Closed

Saturday, November 14: Closed

Sunday, November 15: Closed

Monday, November 16: Closed

Tuesday, November 17: Closed

Wednesday, November 18: Closed

Thursday, November 19: Closed

Friday, November 20: Closed

Saturday, November 21: Closed

Sunday, November 22: Closed

 

 

 

You are also welcome to call the Wisdom Ways office at 651-696-2788 or email info@wisdomwayscenter.org for further information.

 

 

Nov
24
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

In this time of the pandemic, we invite you to gather via Zoom for Tuesday evening Christian Meditation.  Wisdom Ways will be offering seven initial sessions, beginning November 10, to provide an experience of practicing meditation in this new modality.

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.

Nov
25
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Nov 25 @ 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, only now we’ll shift our meetings to an online format via Zoom.  With the constant ways modern communication is drawing our attention, 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.

Nov
29
Sun
Advent Evensongs with Lumina
Nov 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Advent Evensongs with Lumina

Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O.” Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.

In these pre-recorded Advent Evensongs spanning the four Sundays of Advent, Lumina Women’s Ensemble will progressively sing through the first four O Antiphons: Wisdom, Adonai, Radix Jesse, and Clavis David as well as feature a Marian motet.

Interwoven into each Evensong, you will find Artist Ansgar Holmberg’s, CSJ, O Antiphon images which invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology.  Music will bookend poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, which complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.

Please RSVP. You will receive each pre-recorded Advent Evensong on each of the four Sundays of Advent at 3:30 pm Central Time in your email inbox. Use the gift of this beautiful music, imagery, and poetry as a contemplative meditation in your Advent journey.

 

Nov
30
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

This program has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please contact the Wisdom Ways Office at 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org.

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 for Advent, 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 | Creation and the Cross: Living in the Mystery of G*d @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative | Creation and the Cross: Living in the Mystery of G*d @ This event will be held via Zoom. | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

In this online course, theologian Elizabeth Johnson rethinks and reimagines the mystery of God in our unfinished world and fraught times.  Her book Creation and the Cross engages us seekers in critical and creative dialogue with Anselm’s feudal metaphor that makes Jesus’ death necessary to restore his Father’s honor.  No metaphor is adequate to express the mystery of God.  In our culture today, satisfaction theory turns God into an abusive father and makes Jesus a victim.

Instead, Johnson places Jesus’ death and resurrection in today’s evolutionary and cosmic context, connecting human suffering and the suffering of all creation.  What we are experiencing in our daily lives as protecting ourselves from COVID-19 has disconnected us from each other, cleared our skies, and raised havoc with livelihoods among our poorest neighbors.

What we are experiencing as protest liturgies in our streets and around the world is seeking justice for all the oppressed who know the knee on the neck that killed George Floyd. Protest litanies insist we say his name and those killed before him.  Black Lives Matter.  As people sweep up the broken glass of neighbors’ lives and livelihoods, what are we learning?  What are we learning about the brokenness and suffering embedded within the lands, waters, our interdependencies and the shared life of beings in our planetary ecologies?  How do we live resurrection and the mystery of holy surprise?

Our virtual class will include pre-recorded lecture, small- and large-group discussion, access to a private course webpage, and a live Zoom conversation with Professor Johnson on November 9.

Instructors: Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD; Andrea Pearson Tande, MA; Colleen Carpenter, PhD; Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD; Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, PhD, (via Zoom Session on November 9).

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

Dec
1
Tue
O Antiphons: Advent Names of God @ Carondelet Center
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

O Key by Ansgar Holmberg

Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O”. Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.

These O Antiphons, as they are known, were composed in the seventh or eighth century when monks put together texts from the Old Testament that looked forward to the coming of our salvation. They form a rich mosaic of scriptural images and became very popular in the Middle Ages.

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.

 

 

Artist:

Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, studied with renowned liturgical artist Ade Bethune.  Holmberg’s color-saturated works are more reminiscent of folk art than conventional religious images. Her art arises from her own spiritual journey and life changes.  Her interpretations of themes are not fixed in the manner of icons, but ever changing through time.

 

 

 

 

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

In this time of the pandemic, we invite you to gather via Zoom for Tuesday evening Christian Meditation.  Wisdom Ways will be offering seven initial sessions, beginning November 10, to provide an experience of practicing meditation in this new modality.

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.

Dec
5
Sat
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Dec 5 @ 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.

 

Dec
6
Sun
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Dec 6 @ 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.

 

Advent Evensongs with Lumina
Dec 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Advent Evensongs with Lumina

Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O.” Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.

In these pre-recorded Advent Evensongs spanning the four Sundays of Advent, Lumina Women’s Ensemble will progressively sing through the first four O Antiphons: Wisdom, Adonai, Radix Jesse, and Clavis David as well as feature a Marian motet.

Interwoven into each Evensong, you will find Artist Ansgar Holmberg’s, CSJ, O Antiphon images which invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology.  Music will bookend poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, which complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.

Please RSVP. You will receive each pre-recorded Advent Evensong on each of the four Sundays of Advent at 3:30 pm Central Time in your email inbox. Use the gift of this beautiful music, imagery, and poetry as a contemplative meditation in your Advent journey.

 

Dec
7
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

This program has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please contact the Wisdom Ways Office at 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org.

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 for Advent, 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 | Creation and the Cross: Living in the Mystery of G*d @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative | Creation and the Cross: Living in the Mystery of G*d @ This event will be held via Zoom. | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

 

In this online course, theologian Elizabeth Johnson rethinks and reimagines the mystery of God in our unfinished world and fraught times.  Her book Creation and the Cross engages us seekers in critical and creative dialogue with Anselm’s feudal metaphor that makes Jesus’ death necessary to restore his Father’s honor.  No metaphor is adequate to express the mystery of God.  In our culture today, satisfaction theory turns God into an abusive father and makes Jesus a victim.

Instead, Johnson places Jesus’ death and resurrection in today’s evolutionary and cosmic context, connecting human suffering and the suffering of all creation.  What we are experiencing in our daily lives as protecting ourselves from COVID-19 has disconnected us from each other, cleared our skies, and raised havoc with livelihoods among our poorest neighbors.

What we are experiencing as protest liturgies in our streets and around the world is seeking justice for all the oppressed who know the knee on the neck that killed George Floyd. Protest litanies insist we say his name and those killed before him.  Black Lives Matter.  As people sweep up the broken glass of neighbors’ lives and livelihoods, what are we learning?  What are we learning about the brokenness and suffering embedded within the lands, waters, our interdependencies and the shared life of beings in our planetary ecologies?  How do we live resurrection and the mystery of holy surprise?

Our virtual class will include pre-recorded lecture, small- and large-group discussion, access to a private course webpage, and a live Zoom conversation with Professor Johnson on November 9.

Instructors: Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD; Andrea Pearson Tande, MA; Colleen Carpenter, PhD; Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD; Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, PhD, (via Zoom Session on November 9).

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

Dec
8
Tue
Virtual Reading and Conversation with Carolyn Holbrook and Diane Wilson @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Reading and Conversation with Carolyn Holbrook and Diane Wilson @ This event will be held via Zoom.

 

Please join longtime writing buddies, Carolyn Holbrook and Diane Wilson, for a reading and a discussion of their friendship and their newest books: Carolyn’s essay collection, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify; and Diane’s forthcoming novel, The Seed Keeper.

TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL TESTIFY is the compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community.

In a haunting novel spanning several generations, THE SEED KEEPER follows a Dakota family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most.

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

Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

In this time of the pandemic, we invite you to gather via Zoom for Tuesday evening Christian Meditation.  Wisdom Ways will be offering seven initial sessions, beginning November 10, to provide an experience of practicing meditation in this new modality.

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.

Dec
9
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 9 @ 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, only now we’ll shift our meetings to an online format via Zoom.  With the constant ways modern communication is drawing our attention, 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.

Dec
11
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey
Dec 11 @ 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 this Fall, 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 December, 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.
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
13
Sun
Advent Evensongs with Lumina
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Advent Evensongs with Lumina

Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O.” Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.

In these pre-recorded Advent Evensongs spanning the four Sundays of Advent, Lumina Women’s Ensemble will progressively sing through the first four O Antiphons: Wisdom, Adonai, Radix Jesse, and Clavis David as well as feature a Marian motet.

Interwoven into each Evensong, you will find Artist Ansgar Holmberg’s, CSJ, O Antiphon images which invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology.  Music will bookend poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, which complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.

Please RSVP. You will receive each pre-recorded Advent Evensong on each of the four Sundays of Advent at 3:30 pm Central Time in your email inbox. Use the gift of this beautiful music, imagery, and poetry as a contemplative meditation in your Advent journey.

 

Dec
14
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

This program has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please contact the Wisdom Ways Office at 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org.

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 for Advent, 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.

Dec
15
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

In this time of the pandemic, we invite you to gather via Zoom for Tuesday evening Christian Meditation.  Wisdom Ways will be offering seven initial sessions, beginning November 10, to provide an experience of practicing meditation in this new modality.

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.

Dec
20
Sun
Advent Evensongs with Lumina
Dec 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Advent Evensongs with Lumina

Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O.” Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.

In these pre-recorded Advent Evensongs spanning the four Sundays of Advent, Lumina Women’s Ensemble will progressively sing through the first four O Antiphons: Wisdom, Adonai, Radix Jesse, and Clavis David as well as feature a Marian motet.

Interwoven into each Evensong, you will find Artist Ansgar Holmberg’s, CSJ, O Antiphon images which invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology.  Music will bookend poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, which complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.

Please RSVP. You will receive each pre-recorded Advent Evensong on each of the four Sundays of Advent at 3:30 pm Central Time in your email inbox. Use the gift of this beautiful music, imagery, and poetry as a contemplative meditation in your Advent journey.

 

Dec
21
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent @ This event will be held via Zoom.

This program has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please contact the Wisdom Ways Office at 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org.

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 for Advent, 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.

Dec
22
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ This event will be held via Zoom.

In this time of the pandemic, we invite you to gather via Zoom for Tuesday evening Christian Meditation.  Wisdom Ways will be offering seven initial sessions, beginning November 10, to provide an experience of practicing meditation in this new modality.

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.

Dec
23
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ This event will be held via Zoom.
Dec 23 @ 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, only now we’ll shift our meetings to an online format via Zoom.  With the constant ways modern communication is drawing our attention, 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.

Jan
9
Sat
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Jan 9 @ 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.

 

Jan
10
Sun
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Jan 10 @ 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.

 

Feb
6
Sat
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Feb 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.

 

Feb
7
Sun
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
Feb 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
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.

 

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.

 

May
1
Sat
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
May 1 @ 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.

 

May
2
Sun
Transforming Soul and Society @ Carondelet Center
May 2 @ 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.