September 2017 through May 2019

A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality and broaden your sense of contribution to community. Together with a spiritually supportive community you will:

  • Engage with a learning community and experience the Divine Presence in the evolutionary Cosmic Story as it flows through you and the wisdom of diverse spiritual traditions.

  • Develop leadership skills involving spacious listening and clear questioning, expand and deepen your practices in meditation, reflection, ritual and celebration.

  • Enter a sacred circle where you share in story, ritual and creativity with others from diverse backgrounds and faith traditions who share a mutual desire to meet life’s challenges and joys with renewed hope and compassion.

  • Learn to integrate the energies of the Cosmic Story, Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine to bring healing and wholeness to yourself, to others and to the planet.

  • Cultivate a sacred activism for Earth and one another in times of suffering, struggle and change.

  • Participate in sand play.

More about the program (formerly housed at WomanWell):

Welcomes women and men of diverse religious/spiritual traditions and ethnic/racial backgrounds.

Gathers ten times from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon from September 2017 through May 2019 on the first full weekend of alternative months, except for September which meets the second full weekend.

Gathers an additional eight Saturdays to address skills and knowledge pertaining to effectively communicating in family and community and, if desired, to certify you as a professional spiritual guide and companion. A concurrent internship in year two and a post-program supervision for one year is also required for those who pursue professional spiritual guidance work.

Overnight accommodations available upon request through Wisdom Ways. 

Program history
Current theme and program reading list: 2017-2018
Current theme and program reading list: 2018-2019

Program Faculty: 

Nancy Cosgriff, D. Min., Delmarie Gibney, FSPA, D. Min., and Carol Burling, D.Min.. All bring extensive experience in education, theology, ministry, psychology, leadership and spiritual guidance. Each participant meets annually with a program leader for personal consultation.

If you are interested in learning more about the spiritual guidance program, please feel free to e-mail one of the instructors.

Nancy Cosgriff:






Delmarie Gibney:






Carol Burling:







Other Program Details: 

Cost for the two-year program: $2,025 for each year; $4,050 total.
Payment plans available.

If interested, credits apply for a MA program with the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies.

All program sessions are held at the Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to learn more about the Transforming Soul and Society program and/or the 2019-2021 session.

Participant Reflections:

“For me, the program was completely transformative. Right from the beginning, my old worldview was challenged and the new stories that emerged allowed me to view myself, others and the earth in a whole new light.  My priorities have shifted and my day-to-day life is more joyful and less anxious.  I am very concerned about our planet and know–to the core of my being–that we are all connected.  What is good for you is good for me and what is good for Mother Earth is good for all beings.  I highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a deep connection with All that is.”

*Kate Redpath, Graduate


“I apply the teachings an learnings in my daily life.  There is no way to separate the ‘learning from the living.’ They are inextricably linked in the best possible sense.”

*Former Student