September 2019 through May 2021
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 listen deeply 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?
Our Learning Community:
Experience silence, contemplation, and integration as a pathway to transformation. Enter a sacred circle where you share story, ritual, and insights from study 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.
Our learning deepens and expands through various forms of engagement with ourselves and others.
Presentations, reading and shared inquiry
Centering, reflection and meditative practices
Mutual sharing in an intimate group setting
Practice of individual and group spiritual guidance
Reading List 2019 – 2020
Theme List 2019 – 2020
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
Individual and group spiritual guidance
“Our lives are an unfolding mystery . . . no matter how small our role, each of us is a carrier of cosmic energy and a crucial part of a great unfolding pattern. We will not see the end of that pattern, but we need to carry our own part of it to the end.”
– James Hollis
Delmarie Gibney, FSPA, D. Min., and Patricia Brenneman, MA, bring extensive experience in education, theology, ministry, psychology, leadership and spiritual guidance. Guest practitioners and presenters enrich the program work. 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 the program faculty.
Delmarie Gibney: email@example.com
Patricia Brenneman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Program Details:
Cost for the two-year program: $2,175 for each year; $4,350 total.
Payment plans available. Application is required, including recommendations and a personal interview.
Program Application 2019-2021 (application period closed July 31, 2019)
All program sessions are held at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Overnight accommodations available upon request through Wisdom Ways.
Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to learn more about the Transforming Soul and Society program and/or the 2021-2023 session.