Playing in the Sacred Wilderness

Fiction, Imagination, and Faith
Thursdays, April 27 and May 4
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Imagination is necessary for creativity, compassion, human connection, and our relationship with Mystery. In these sessions, Susan Power will share excerpts from her novel, Sacred Wilderness, offer insights from a Native worldview in which faith, practice, and imagination work in unity, and lead us in using our own sacred imaginations through conversation and fiction-writing exercises.

Writers Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew and Elizabeth Fletcher will join Susan Power in leading this exploration of fiction writing as a spiritual practice.

4/27:  Romping in the Wilderness
5/4: Trusting the Wilderness

Call 651.696.2788 to register for the April 27 or May 4 session.

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Spiritual Practices

Tuesdays, 1/3 - 6/6
7:00 - 7:40 pm

Men's Centering Prayer
4/26, 5/31, & 6/28
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Walking in Harmony
5/12 & 6/9
9:30 - 11:30 am

Current Art Exhibit

Beauty in Agate
April 10 - May 31
Joseph H. Taubr

This series captures the beauty of agates in photos that magnify them up to 20 times by the late Joseph H. Taubr, photographer.

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 Goodman Lecture

Thursday, 5/11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The O'Shaughnessy
Saint Catherine University

Dr. Susannah Heschel
No Religion is an Island: The Interfaith Legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Dr. Heschel is the Eli Black Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany. She is the recipient of four honorary doctorates, and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow.

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Re-Imagining Community

The Re-Imagining Community website is now available and includes digital copies of the 1993, 1994, and 1995 conferences (both rituals and speakers), with the other conferences to be added.  It also includes links to resources (organizations, blog, churches, archives) and upcoming events.  There is a Re-Imagining Community Facebook page as well. 

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"Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood...

How rivers and stones are forever in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will never be broken...

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
'Look!' and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads."

-Mary Oliver: Excerpt from Mysteries, Yes

An Evening with Kent Nerburn: Register Today, Space Limited!

Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Praised as one of the few non-Native authors who can respectfully bridge the gap between Native American and non-Native cultures, Kent Nerburn has lived and worked among the Native American people for three decades. In this special evening, he shares encounters, experiences and reflections gathered in his new book, Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way.

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Writing the Sacred Journey: Upcoming Opportunities

Monthly Writing Sessions with Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew
Second Fridays: 5/12 and 6/9
1:30 - 3:30 pm

May Session: The Natural World

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, / And every common bush afire with God,” writes Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Together we’ll plumb memory for encounters with the natural world—animals, plants, weather, elements, seasons, landscapes—seeking the heaven crammed within.

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"Seed Writing" Sessions
Third Fridays: 5/19 & 6/16
1:30 - 3:00 pm

May Session:
The Natural World
Develop your writing as a spiritual practice with these drop-in sessions. We will write spiritual memoir “seeds” from prompts based on a monthly theme, which participants can then develop if they choose.

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Transforming Soul and Society: Spiritual Development Program

September 2017 - May 2019
Accepting applications!

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!

Want to learn more? Attend an information session!

Thursday, 4/27/17:
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, 5/11/17:
4:30 - 6:00 pm

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to RSVP for any of these sessions.

Program Brochure
Program Application

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Naomi Shihab Nye Event Photos

The Poetic Conversation of Being Human:
A Week with Naomi Shihab Nye

March 26 - 30


Poetry as a Conversation with Something Better: A Reading by Naomi Shihab Nye and Ibtisam Barakat
March 31
Hosted by Mizna, St. Catherine University and Wisdom Ways

Photos by Kabeya Media

Event Location:

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


Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet