Conversation Gatherings on Laudato Si'

Joan Mitchell will lead a 4-session conversation on Pope Francis's new encyclical Laudato Si' from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on Thursdays 8.27, 9.3, 9.10, & 9.17.  Read and chew on the pope's challenges to us in the first world.

Sessions will be held at the Carondolet Center; to register, please contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788.

Spiritual Development Program

Transforming Soul and Society

*This program was formerly housed at WomanWell. 

A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality, broaden your sense of contribution to community and, if desired, certify you as a professional spiritual guide!

Apply now: applications being accepted through August 15.

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The Artwork of Dr. He Qi

He Qi blends Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages, but adds his own spin, techniques and style.

Widow's Offering

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Spiritual Practices


Resumes September 8

Men's Centering Prayer
Resumes September 23

Walking in Harmony
Fridays, July 10, & August 14, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Events in the Wider Community

The MA in Theology Program at St. Catherine University invites you to an evening presention and conversation--Spirituality and Addiction: A Path toward Sacred Connection with Presenter JoAnn Campbell-Rice.

July 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Free & open to the public

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Voices on the River: The Meanings of Water

Sun., August 9, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Facilitated by Wisdom Ways past presenters John Marboe, Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, and Ramona Kitto Stately.

Live Your Life


“So come to the pond,

or the river of your imagination,

or the harbor of your longing,

and put your lips to the world.

And live your life.”


― Mary Oliver, Red Bird

August Retreat with Barbara Brown Taylor & John Philip Newell

Seeking the Sacred Thread

with Barbara Brown Taylor and John Philip Newell

August 2 - August 5, 2015

We will re awaken our hunger for wholeness and vitality in our faith journeys.  These rich days will refresh our souls and equip us for a fresh articulation of God’s re-birthing. Through reflection, prayer, music, silence, art, worship, conversations, meals, and contemplative practices we will immerse ourselves and listen to matters of the heart – life and faith in community.



The Sound of the Universe Prayer | John Philip Newell

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More Barbara Brown Taylor & John Philip Newell Videos

Interested in becoming more familiar with the work of both John Philip Newell and Barbara Brown Taylor? Don't miss these four free events led by Sally Johnson at Hennepin United Avenue Methodist Church.

Elizabeth Gilbert Reads from Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Tuesday, September 29 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Author of the acclaimed Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert knows a few things about living a creative life. Now she shares a manifesto for living a more creative, courageous and expansive life in Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Come hear Gilbert draw on her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.

Gilbert’s aim is to offer people “a more humane and ancient approach to creativity—an approach that embraces mystery, believes in magic, and yes, even allows for the possibility of joy.”

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Looking Ahead to Fall 2015

Leaf Falling, Bud Forming: Coming Home to the Paradoxes of Autumn: A Circle of Trust Retreat
Thursday, Sept. 17, 4:00 pm - Saturday, Sept. 19, 12:00 pm

Darwin and the God of Love: Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears? with Eilzabeth Johnson, CSJ
Friday, September 25, 7:00 pm (tickets available August 3)


Diana Hayes: October 5 & 12, 6:30 pm

Ilia Delio: November 6-7, Fall Soul Conference

And more: Sara Thomsen, Emily Jarrett Hughes, Barbara McAfee, Kent Nerburn, Larry Long, & Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Please check our website for upcoming registration and further information.

Event Location:

Unless otherwise noted, events are held at:
Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105


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