Spring/Summer 2019

Calendar of Events:

Feb
8
Fri
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.

Feb
9
Sat
Writing the Sacred Journey: Introductory Workshop @ Carondelet Center
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Introductory Workshop @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

This class is taught by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew.

Feb
11
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Feb
16
Sat
She/He/They/We: Exploring the Galaxy of Gender @ Carondelet Center
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
She/He/They/We: Exploring the Galaxy of Gender @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

How does gender shape who you are, how you perceive others, and how the world understands you — or doesn’t? As society wakes up to the exquisite variety of gender identity, you are invited to explore what that means. Transgender people are experiencing unprecedented momentum as well as dangerous backlash in their fight for safety, visibility, and acceptance, and it is more important than ever to show up as an informed and active ally to people of all genders. Mother-and-son team Karen Hering and Catherine Charles Hammond weave together spiritual reflection, personal narrative, music, and practical information in order to open our hearts, minds, and actions to the beautiful diversity of gender as it is lived in the world today.

Feb
18
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Feb
24
Sun
Opening the Eye of the Heart: Jesus and the Unitive Wisdom @ Carondelet Center
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Opening the Eye of the Heart: Jesus and the Unitive Wisdom @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM FEBRUARY 20 TO FEBRUARY 24 DUE TO THE WEATHER

This public talk by the Rev. Matthew Wright will explore the unitive and contemplative wisdom at the heart of the teachings of Jesus.  We’ll look at the ways the Church has lost sight of Jesus’ own path of transformation, and how we can reclaim and reset it within an emerging evolutionary and interspiritual paradigm today.  Drawing on insights from Christian visionaries ranging from Cynthia Bourgeault to Teilhard de Chardin, we’ll imagine a Jesus-path for the 21st century.

Feb
25
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Mar
4
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Mar
6
Wed
Meditation: Ash Wednesday Meditation Ritual @ Lady of Our Presentation Chapel
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meditation: Ash Wednesday Meditation Ritual @ Lady of Our Presentation Chapel | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

The ancient ritual of being marked with ashes that begins the season of Lent calls us back to ourselves, to our roots in Earth and in the stardust from which the universe expanded. The ashes are a sign of our will to live anew, mending torn relationships, healing damaged commitments, and embracing Holy Mystery in our lives. In the quiet of Ash Wednesday evening, we will gather to bless and receive our Lenten ashes and enter into a communal time of contemplative prayer.

Mar
8
Fri
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Mar 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.

Mar
11
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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 Lent, 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.

Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Mar
12
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Mar
18
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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 Lent, 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.

Mar
19
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Mar
23
Sat
Crossing Borders: Puentes @ Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, Carondelet Center Campus
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Crossing Borders: Puentes @ Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, Carondelet Center Campus | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come enjoy a spring concert with Border CrosSing, which integrates historically segregated audiences and musicians by creating a landscape where singers and audiences more closely reflect the racial and cultural composition of the Twin Cities.

Puentes concerts are centered around Latinx culture, stories and community. “Island Baroque” will feature rarely performed early music and traditional polyphonic vocal music from the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and surrounding regions played on period instruments. Highlights include gems by Cuban 18th-century composer Esteban Salas.

Mar
25
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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 Lent, 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.

Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Mar
26
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Mar
30
Sat
Meditation: Morning Meditation Retreat @ Carondelet Center
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meditation: Morning Meditation Retreat @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

This Lenten morning retreat provides a more extended and focused time of contemplative prayer. Our morning in silence will include a pattern of sitting and walking meditations, mindful movements, and chanting.

Apr
1
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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 Lent, 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.

Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Apr
2
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Apr
8
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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 Lent, 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.

Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Apr
9
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Apr
10
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Exploring the Spirit of Community Together @ Carondelet Center
Apr 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: Exploring the Spirit of Community Together @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come together among a group of curious men for a three-part book study and spiritual sharing around Mark Nepo’s latest book, More Together than Alone.

A part of a men’s group for many years, Nepo explores the power of community and practical ways to find common connection—a poignant and timely corrective to the discord and fear directing much of our current public discourse.

Reading the book together, we will reflect on, personalize and seek to expand men’s relationship within their communities. Our three facilitators each bring a special background and appreciation for exploring how community-building begins among a committed group gathering to explore and discuss vibrant ideas.

Facilitated by Steve Robach, Chris Gordon, and Terry Shaughnessy.

Apr
12
Fri
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.

Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story Film and Conversation @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, St. Catherine University
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story Film and Conversation @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, St. Catherine University | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come learn about the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. The grandson of slaves, Howard Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring leaders from Martin Luther King, Jr, to Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis.

A gifted and prolific writer and one of the great preachers of his era, Thurman is also remembered for helping launch The Fellowship Church for All People in San Francisco, the nation’s first interracial, intercultural church and a vision of a radically inclusive community.

Backs Against The Wall is produced and directed by Martin Doblmeier. Doblmeier will introduce the film. Following the film, there will be a conversation facilitated by Vivian Jenkins Nelsen that will include panelists Paula Hart, Cynthia Bailey Manns, Timothy P. Jackson, and Tarshia L. Stanley.

Pre-registration for this event is closed due to the event nearing capacity. Limited walk-in registrations will be available on the night of the event. If you have questions, please call the Wisdom Ways office at 651-696-2788.

Apr
15
Mon
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Lent @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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 Lent, 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.

Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Apr
16
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Noonday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During Lent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

Apr
17
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Exploring the Spirit of Community Together @ Carondelet Center
Apr 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: Exploring the Spirit of Community Together @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come together among a group of curious men for a three-part book study and spiritual sharing around Mark Nepo’s latest book, More Together than Alone.

A part of a men’s group for many years, Nepo explores the power of community and practical ways to find common connection—a poignant and timely corrective to the discord and fear directing much of our current public discourse.

Reading the book together, we will reflect on, personalize and seek to expand men’s relationship within their communities. Our three facilitators each bring a special background and appreciation for exploring how community-building begins among a committed group gathering to explore and discuss vibrant ideas.

Facilitated by Steve Robach, Chris Gordon, and Terry Shaughnessy.

Apr
20
Sat
Meditation: Holy Saturday Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Meditation: Holy Saturday Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Enter into the emptiness of Holy Saturday. This time of prayer includes a short reading, two 25-minute sitting meditations, and walking meditation.

Apr
22
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

Apr
24
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Exploring the Spirit of Community Together @ Carondelet Center
Apr 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Spirituality: Exploring the Spirit of Community Together @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come together among a group of curious men for a three-part book study and spiritual sharing around Mark Nepo’s latest book, More Together than Alone.

A part of a men’s group for many years, Nepo explores the power of community and practical ways to find common connection—a poignant and timely corrective to the discord and fear directing much of our current public discourse.

Reading the book together, we will reflect on, personalize and seek to expand men’s relationship within their communities. Our three facilitators each bring a special background and appreciation for exploring how community-building begins among a committed group gathering to explore and discuss vibrant ideas.

Facilitated by Steve Robach, Chris Gordon, and Terry Shaughnessy.

Apr
25
Thu
An Evening with Mark Nepo: More Together Than Alone @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, St. Catherine University
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Mark Nepo: More Together Than Alone @ Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, St. Catherine University | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

This program has reached capacity and registration is no longer open.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call the Wisdom Ways office at 651-696-2788. 

What brings us together? What throws us apart? How do we inhabit what we have in common as well as what makes us unique, in ways that deepen our daily practice of service and compassion?

Beloved poet, teacher, and storyteller Mark Nepo attempts to answer these questions in his new book, More Together than Alone: Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and in the World. A consummate storyteller who has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” Mark will share stories and lessons of community gathered from across cultures and history, with the aim of affirming that, despite the hardships always present, we are more together than alone.

We’ll learn how human beings find each other, work together, and create moments of community that can last an hour, a week, or across generations—and whose impact can be timeless for what they teach us about caring for one another.

Mark will also be at Wisdom Ways on Friday, April 26, for More Together Than Alone: Service and Compassion.
Learn more.

Apr
26
Fri
More Together Than Alone: Service and Compassion @ Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine at Saint Catherine University
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
More Together Than Alone: Service and Compassion @ Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine at Saint Catherine University | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join Mark Nepo for a deeper conversation and reflection around recognizing and encouraging community. Explore the power of community, how the life of connection can add more meaning to our lives, and how to develop care-based communities.

“Why tend to all this?” asks Nepo. “ Because somewhere another child is being born who will ask us things we don’t yet know, and we must have some sense of how to account for our time on Earth. It is both comforting and challenging to realize that no one person can wrestle from the Earth the song of how we can survive together and no one voice can sing that chorus…we need each other more than ever.”

 

 

Apr
29
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

May
2
Thu
More Together than Alone: Exploring, Experiencing, and Expanding Community @ Carondelet Center
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
More Together than Alone: Exploring, Experiencing, and Expanding Community @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

This program is now closed for registration. Call 651-696-2788 to be put on the waiting list.

We know how important community is in bringing our whole selves to flower. And still it can be hard to find or create communities that will welcome us just as we are. This three-part series of guided writing, conversation, embodied practices and other creative activities invites you to discover a deeper understanding of community and what is needed to build it and find belonging in it.

Informed by readings from Mark Nepo’s book, More Together than Alone, and other authors including Robin Wall Kimmerer, adrienne maree brown, Thomas King and Rebecca Solnit, we will together remember and imagine our way into a story of community in which we all belong.

For community leaders who seek new insights in their role of nurturing community and belonging as well as all who seek their own belonging. Consider joining the program with a partner, friend, colleague or neighbor to share the experience with you.

These sessions are facilitated by Karen Hering and Antoinette S. Williams.

If you are registering online for this series, you will be prompted to pay the minimum cost of $45.00 for each individual registration. If you wish to pay an additional amount within the suggested range of $45.00 – $95.00, please navigate to the donation entry at the bottom of all Wisdom Ways course options.  Please enter the additional amount that you wish to give in this field and it will be added to your registration amount.  Thank you for your support of community!

May
6
Mon
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke’s Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus’ Mission @ Carondelet Center
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hedgerow Initiative: Living Luke's Gospel Today: Continuing Jesus' Mission @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.

What really happened is a historical question. Which version of a parable is oldest is a redaction question about how the scriptures were woven together. Which son is lost, the prodigal or the elder brother, is a literary question about characters in a parable. A feminist theologian sees God’s intent for all women in Jesus straightening up the bent over woman. A liberation theologian laughs with Luke at the Rich Fool’s full granaries and embraces Jesus’ mission to raise up the poor.

Nine sessions explore the gospel stories and teachings unique to Luke. Two sessions explore its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles, especially house churches and early Christian women such as Tabitha, Lydia, Phoebe, and Priscilla. We’ll also explore ministries today that continue Jesus’ mission to the poor, the imprisoned, the indebted, and oppressed in our midst. The April 29 session will feature Christine Schenk, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph from Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity. Her research on early Christian women explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women in the first four centuries and their authority and influence.

*No class on Monday, March 18

May
7
Tue
An Introduction to the Enneagram: Nine Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Introduction to the Enneagram: Nine Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

We often get lulled into thinking that things will get easier if only our outer circumstances change. The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a different lens. Each type falls into a trance that is unique to it. And, each type has a unique pathway to freedom. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality, the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives.

Session One: The Human Challenge: Awakening to the Trance

Session Two: Exploring the Nine Types: Nine Pathways to Freedom

Session Three: The Spirituality of the Enneagram: Joining the Liberating Dance

This class is facilitated by Scott McRae.

This series has reached capacity and registration is no longer open.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call the Wisdom Ways office at 651-696-2788. 

May
9
Thu
More Together than Alone: Exploring, Experiencing, and Expanding Community @ Carondelet Center
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
More Together than Alone: Exploring, Experiencing, and Expanding Community @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

This program is now closed for registration. Call 651-696-2788 to be put on the waiting list.

We know how important community is in bringing our whole selves to flower. And still it can be hard to find or create communities that will welcome us just as we are. This three-part series of guided writing, conversation, embodied practices and other creative activities invites you to discover a deeper understanding of community and what is needed to build it and find belonging in it.

Informed by readings from Mark Nepo’s book, More Together than Alone, and other authors including Robin Wall Kimmerer, adrienne maree brown, Thomas King and Rebecca Solnit, we will together remember and imagine our way into a story of community in which we all belong.

For community leaders who seek new insights in their role of nurturing community and belonging as well as all who seek their own belonging. Consider joining the program with a partner, friend, colleague or neighbor to share the experience with you.

These sessions are facilitated by Karen Hering and Antoinette S. Williams.

If you are registering online for this series, you will be prompted to pay the minimum cost of $45.00 for each individual registration. If you wish to pay an additional amount within the suggested range of $45.00 – $95.00, please navigate to the donation entry at the bottom of all Wisdom Ways course options.  Please enter the additional amount that you wish to give in this field and it will be added to your registration amount.  Thank you for your support of community!

May
10
Fri
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.

May
14
Tue
An Introduction to the Enneagram: Nine Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Introduction to the Enneagram: Nine Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

We often get lulled into thinking that things will get easier if only our outer circumstances change. The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a different lens. Each type falls into a trance that is unique to it. And, each type has a unique pathway to freedom. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality, the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives.

Session One: The Human Challenge: Awakening to the Trance

Session Two: Exploring the Nine Types: Nine Pathways to Freedom

Session Three: The Spirituality of the Enneagram: Joining the Liberating Dance

This class is facilitated by Scott McRae.

This series has reached capacity and registration is no longer open.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call the Wisdom Ways office at 651-696-2788. 

May
16
Thu
More Together than Alone: Exploring, Experiencing, and Expanding Community @ Carondelet Center
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
More Together than Alone: Exploring, Experiencing, and Expanding Community @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

This program is now closed for registration. Call 651-696-2788 to be put on the waiting list.

We know how important community is in bringing our whole selves to flower. And still it can be hard to find or create communities that will welcome us just as we are. This three-part series of guided writing, conversation, embodied practices and other creative activities invites you to discover a deeper understanding of community and what is needed to build it and find belonging in it.

Informed by readings from Mark Nepo’s book, More Together than Alone, and other authors including Robin Wall Kimmerer, adrienne maree brown, Thomas King and Rebecca Solnit, we will together remember and imagine our way into a story of community in which we all belong.

For community leaders who seek new insights in their role of nurturing community and belonging as well as all who seek their own belonging. Consider joining the program with a partner, friend, colleague or neighbor to share the experience with you.

These sessions are facilitated by Karen Hering and Antoinette S. Williams.

If you are registering online for this series, you will be prompted to pay the minimum cost of $45.00 for each individual registration. If you wish to pay an additional amount within the suggested range of $45.00 – $95.00, please navigate to the donation entry at the bottom of all Wisdom Ways course options.  Please enter the additional amount that you wish to give in this field and it will be added to your registration amount.  Thank you for your support of community!

Women of Wisdom: Women in Community @ Carondelet Center
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women of Wisdom: Women in Community @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come and explore stories of women in the Christian tradition whose lives demonstrate the unity and diversity of community. What unites their challenging and seemingly disparate stories is how these women support each other in life and in death. Each session will include readings, input, conversation, and ritual.

May 16 – MARY AND ELIZABETH

May 23 – THE BURNING TIMES

May 30 – JOAN OF ARC

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

May
21
Tue
An Introduction to the Enneagram: Nine Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Introduction to the Enneagram: Nine Ways to Move from Trance to Dance @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

We often get lulled into thinking that things will get easier if only our outer circumstances change. The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a different lens. Each type falls into a trance that is unique to it. And, each type has a unique pathway to freedom. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality, the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives.

Session One: The Human Challenge: Awakening to the Trance

Session Two: Exploring the Nine Types: Nine Pathways to Freedom

Session Three: The Spirituality of the Enneagram: Joining the Liberating Dance

This class is facilitated by Scott McRae.

This series has reached capacity and registration is no longer open.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call the Wisdom Ways office at 651-696-2788. 

May
23
Thu
Women of Wisdom: Women in Community @ Carondelet Center
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women of Wisdom: Women in Community @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come and explore stories of women in the Christian tradition whose lives demonstrate the unity and diversity of community. What unites their challenging and seemingly disparate stories is how these women support each other in life and in death. Each session will include readings, input, conversation, and ritual.

May 16 – MARY AND ELIZABETH

May 23 – THE BURNING TIMES

May 30 – JOAN OF ARC

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

May
30
Thu
Women of Wisdom: Women in Community @ Carondelet Center
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women of Wisdom: Women in Community @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Come and explore stories of women in the Christian tradition whose lives demonstrate the unity and diversity of community. What unites their challenging and seemingly disparate stories is how these women support each other in life and in death. Each session will include readings, input, conversation, and ritual.

May 16 – MARY AND ELIZABETH

May 23 – THE BURNING TIMES

May 30 – JOAN OF ARC

This class is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger.

Jun
4
Tue
Meeting Mary Again: Conversation with Mary Kaye Medinger (June 4) @ Carondelet Center
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Meeting Mary Again: Conversation with Mary Kaye Medinger (June 4) @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join Mary Kaye Medinger for a conversation discussing her Marian Art Collection–Meeting Mary Again: A Multicultural Artistic Pilgrimage.

Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, is an iconic figure in the history of art and spirituality. Over the course of a lifetime, teacher and Marian scholar Mary Kaye Medinger has accumulated a collection of Marian art from various genres and cultures.

Beginning with a small porcelain statue of Mary that stood on her dresser when she was growing up Catholic in the 1950s, her collection of images now encompasses images from places as disparate as Ethiopia and Ireland, Native American pueblos and Alaska, Mexico and Minnesota, Poland and Prague, Russia and El Salvador, and beyond.

Mary Kaye invites you to bring an image of Mary to the program.

 

Jun
5
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Sacred Site Tour for Men: Building Community @ St. Peter's Church
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Sacred Site Tour for Men: Building Community @ St. Peter's Church | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

As part of Healing Minnesota Stories’ effort to create dialogue, understanding and healing between Native and non-Native peoples, we gather as a group of men to experience a Sacred Site Tour of the Twin Cities area. Our tour and time together aim to create greater awareness and understanding of the Dakota people, the original people of this area, who too often are invisible in their homeland.

Led by Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Bob Klanderud (Dakota), we’ll immerse ourselves in Minnesota history from a Native perspective as we experience Dakota history, culture and sacred sites through storytelling and are present to one another through silence/meditation/reflection.

Participants will meet at St. Peter’s Church, 1405 Highway 13, Mendota, MN 55150.

Jun
6
Thu
Meeting Mary Again: Conversation with Mary Kaye Medinger (June 6) @ Carondelet Center
Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Mary Again: Conversation with Mary Kaye Medinger (June 6) @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join Mary Kaye Medinger for a conversation discussing her Marian Art Collection–Meeting Mary Again: A Multicultural Artistic Pilgrimage.

Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, is an iconic figure in the history of art and spirituality. Over the course of a lifetime, teacher and Marian scholar Mary Kaye Medinger has accumulated a collection of Marian art from various genres and cultures.

Beginning with a small porcelain statue of Mary that stood on her dresser when she was growing up Catholic in the 1950s, her collection of images now encompasses images from places as disparate as Ethiopia and Ireland, Native American pueblos and Alaska, Mexico and Minnesota, Poland and Prague, Russia and El Salvador, and beyond.

Mary Kaye invites you to bring an image of Mary to the program.

 

Jun
14
Fri
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center
Jun 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.

Jul
22
Mon
The Feast of Mary Magdalene: A Morning with the Marys! @ Carondelet Center
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
The Feast of Mary Magdalene: A Morning with the Marys! @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Celebrate Wisdom Ways annual early morning event marking the feast of Mary Magdalene, and stay a while for conversation about the “Marys” in Scripture, focusing on Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, the apostle to the apostles. We gather outside on Wisdom Ways large labyrinth to remember the first Easter Morning with Mary Magdalene and the morning will include an indoor walk to view the current Wisdom Ways art exhibit of Marian Art in Carondelet Center, followed by conversation focusing on the Marys and what they can teach us about life and love and hospitality!

This event is facilitated by Mary Kaye Medinger and others.

This event will begin on the outdoor labyrinth on the south side of the Carondelet Center.

Aug
14
Wed
Mary: Furthering the Conversation (August 14) @ Carondelet Center
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mary: Furthering the Conversation (August 14) @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

In conjunction with the current Wisdom Ways art exhibit in Carondelet Center, Meeting Mary Again: A Multicultural, Artistic Pilgrimage, join curator Mary Kaye Medinger for an exploration of the role of Mary of Nazareth in Christian spirituality and art and in our own lives.

We will also explore Marian theology, in readings drawing on the expertise of theologians Elizabeth Johnson through her book Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary in Scripture (Continuum) and Wendy Wright in her book Mary and the Catholic Imagination – Le Point Vierge (Paulist Press).

This program furthers the conversation begun in June offerings, but does not presume attendance at the earlier session! We will gather for this conversation on the vigil of the feast of the Assumption.

Give a gift to Wisdom Ways celebrating 25 years of sharing wisdom!

Aug
21
Wed
Mary: Furthering the Conversation (August 21) @ Carondelet Center
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mary: Furthering the Conversation (August 21) @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

In conjunction with the current Wisdom Ways art exhibit in Carondelet Center, Meeting Mary Again: A Multicultural, Artistic Pilgrimage, join curator Mary Kaye Medinger for an exploration of the role of Mary of Nazareth in Christian spirituality and art and in our own lives.

We will also explore Marian theology, in readings drawing on the expertise of theologians Elizabeth Johnson through her book Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary in Scripture (Continuum) and Wendy Wright in her book Mary and the Catholic Imagination – Le Point Vierge (Paulist Press).

This program furthers the conversation begun in June offerings, but does not presume attendance at the earlier session!

Give a gift to Wisdom Ways celebrating 25 years of sharing wisdom!

Sep
3
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Sep
4
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Sep
10
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Sep
13
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Sep 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

You are invited to walk the labyrinth indoors or outdoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief opening reflection, you are welcome to walk as often as you wish. There will be space for writing and artistic play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Sep
17
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Sep
18
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Sep
24
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
1
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
2
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Oct
8
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
11
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

You are invited to walk the labyrinth indoors or outdoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief opening reflection, you are welcome to walk as often as you wish. There will be space for writing and artistic play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Oct
15
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
16
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Oct
22
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Oct
29
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Nov
5
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Nov
6
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Nov
8
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

You are invited to walk the labyrinth indoors or outdoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief opening reflection, you are welcome to walk as often as you wish. There will be space for writing and artistic play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Nov
12
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Nov
19
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Nov
20
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Nov
26
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Dec
3
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Dec
4
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Dec
10
Tue
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will be an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer.

Come as often as you are able.

Dec
13
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

You are invited to walk the labyrinth indoors or outdoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief opening reflection, you are welcome to walk as often as you wish. There will be space for writing and artistic play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.

Jan
8
Wed
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men’s Spirituality: Centering Prayer Circle @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a twice monthly contemplative prayer circle.  Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer.  Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating.  This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible.

Jan
10
Fri
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

You are invited to walk the labyrinth indoors or outdoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice.

After a brief opening reflection, you are welcome to walk as often as you wish. There will be space for writing and artistic play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation.