Art Exhibit
Ade Bethune: The Power of One Person
Located on the ground floor of the Carondelet Center
October 21-November 10

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Soul Fury: An Evening with Coleman Barks
Saturday, December 6

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Monday, November 3:
How God Acts:
Free, Empowered Creation

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*Registration for the series includes Friday evening of Fall Soul Conference, November 14


          Spiritual Practices       


Walking in Harmony
Fridays, November 14, December 12, & January 9, 9:30-11:30am

Breathing and Discovery
Fridays, November 21 & December 19, 9:00-10:15am

Tuesdays, September 2 - December 23, 7:00-7:40pm

Men's Centering Prayer
Wednesdays, November 12 & December 17, 7:00-8:30pm 

Fall 2014 Program Catalog

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Wisdom renews all things; in every generation She passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God.”
- Book of Wisdom

 October 31 marks the 20th anniversary of Wisdom Ways

For twenty years, Wisdom Ways has been a place for people to come together to deepen their spirituality and share with kindred spirits. Gathered in conversation, study, meditation and reflection, the Wisdom Ways community has been midwife to thousands navigating new thresholds.

Recently heard at Wisdom Ways:  What holy longing stirs within and among us in this generative moment?

"Courage"    "Gratitude"   "Mystery now"  "Brilliant, sacred, light"  "Community"   "Authenticity"    "Vulnerability"    "Beloved"   "Luminous reality"   "Presence"   "Dream"   "Rebirth"   "Transformed action"


Upcoming Programs

Wisdom Spreads Her Table: A Feast Celebrating Wisdom Ways 
Friday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
20th Anniversary Celebration of Wisdom Ways

Through worship, a beautiful meal, table conversations, and celebration, we will remember, honor, and anticipate the ways Holy Wisdom spreads Her table for us and all the world. Come to the feast!

Singer, songwriter and friend of Wisdom Ways, Sara Thomsen’s rich voice and songs will carry us inward to the particulars of our own lives, and outward into the shared humanity of us all.

*This event is now full and registration is closed.

Literary Midwives: Assisting in the Delivery of Words and Stories
Tuesdays, November 11, 18, and 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Someone who helps another find words or stories, whether for the unspeakable, the challenging or the sublime, could be called a midwife. Drawing on the Wisdom Ways theme, facilitator Ted Bowman and guest poets will serve as literary midwives who help participants in finding words for three significant human experiences:

  • living with medical conditions

  • living with contradictions and conundrums

  • the birthing or acknowledgement of beginnings

*Honoring Choices Minnesota (HCM), an initiative of the Twin Cities Medical Society, is pleased to be a partner of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet’s “Literary Midwives” education series.  For additional information on the Honoring Choices statewide advance care planning initiative, visit

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The Price of Sand, The Value of Life: 21st Annual Fall Soul Conference
Friday, November 14, 7:00 - 9:00 pm &
Saturday, November 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Water. Air. Fire. Earth.  Each of us is comprised of these sacred elements, but what happens when our species begins to value person-made expansion and economy at the expense of environmental degradation?   Ultimately, we all must encounter and explore our value of life—what are we willing to do in order to preserve our breath, our soul energy, the ground we walk on, and the water that comprises our being? 

Pre Fall Soul Tour:
Friday, November 14, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us as artist Peter L. Johnson will guide a tour of the 'living studio' where he works in deep community with the water at Bdote, the place of first creation of the Dakota People, situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. 

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Looking Ahead

Soul Fury: An Evening with Coleman Barks
Saturday, December 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Advent Day of Contemplative Prayer
Saturday, December 13, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

The Soul Landscape of the Long Night: A Winter Solstice Service
Thursday, December 18,  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Event Location

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