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Re-imagine A Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 1890 Randolph Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105 www.wisdomwayscenter.org


WELCOME

RE-IMAGINE

To imagine again or anew; especially: to form a new conception of: recreate. Re-imagining is part of being human. Aging, moving, health concerns, welcoming or losing loved ones— re-imagining and recreating our lives anew in these circumstances, while not easy, can birth new visions. Re-imagine is our word and theme this season. A word to accompany us and engage us in this beautiful and broken world, to call us to listen deeply to hard-to-hear truths, to offer prayers we can barely put into words, to live and act with compassionate hearts and ready our whole selves for what comes next.

OUR MISSION

Today re-imagining is a task for us all. Almost everything about our times encourages us to see ourselves and our world differently, to re-imagine ways to live in it with justice and truth. This season we celebrate that dynamic call by looking with new eyes, dancing in new ways, and opening new doors on what poet Naomi Shihab Nye names “a planet so wide open for doing.” Come. Explore. In what ways is the Spirit of God calling you to re-imagine? Rev. Barbara Lund, Director

EXPLORE. REIMAGINE. EMBODY.

Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality offers programs to explore the spiritual dimensions of contemporary life for women and men and to reimagine and embody all that we can be as agents of transformation in church and society. Established in 1994, Wisdom Ways is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, who build their ministries around love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction. Your comments are welcome. Please contact us at 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org to share ideas or to notify us of address changes.

WISDOM WAYS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEE Mary Beckfeld, Consociate; Mary Farrell Bednarowski, PhD; Rev. Barbara Kellett, Consociate; William McDonough, PhD; Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD; Rev. Julie Neraas; Catherine Steffens, CSJ. CONTRIBUTING POET Pushcart Prize-nominated Mary Moore Easter’s The Body of the World was a finalist for the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. A Cave Canem Fellow, her work has been published in many journals and anthologies, including Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, and her chapbook Walking from Origins. Her honors include a Bush Artist Fellowship, multiple McKnight Artist Fellowhips, The Loft Creative Non-Fiction Award, and Ragdale and Anderson Center residencies. She founded and directed Carleton College’s Dance Program and co-mentored the Givens Black Writers Program (2015-17). Read her work on pages 12-15.

2 All programs are held at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, unless otherwise noted.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Conversations about Sacred Wisdom, Divine Mysteries and Human Questions

* The Women in Mark’s Gospel.................................................. 4 * The Body of the World: A Reading by Mary Moore Easter...... 4 * Hedgerow Initiative: Wounds and Words: Body, Race and Being.............................................................. 5 * Liberating the Heart: A Journey of Transformation – A Day of Retreat with Joyce Rupp and Sara Thomsen............ 6 * Landscapes and Human Spirit in Willa Cather’s novel My Ántonia..................................................................... 7 * A Stray: Friday Night Film....................................................... 7

* The Mystery of Being Human.................................................. 8 * Beauty in the Darkness: Music for the Longest Night of the Year.................................. 8

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New and Emerging Ideas and Understandings

* Fall Soul Conference: Re-imagining Body,

Race and Being........................................................................ 9 * Re-imagining Your Story: Encountering the Transforming Soul & Society Program ................................ 10 * Consultation Circle for Spiritual Companioning................... 10 * Women of Wisdom and Imagination: Teresa and Therese.... 10 * Re-imagining Women’s Spirituality: What the Beguines Have to Teach Us.................................... 11 * Evolving the Self through the Enneagram............................ 11

MEN’S SPIRITUALITY * From Wild to Wise: The Spiritual Language of Men.............. 16 * Re-imagining Our Gifts.......................................................... 16 * Centering Prayer Circle......................................................... 17

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SPIRITUAL PRACTICES * Love Medicine: Poetry Book.................................................. 19 * Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice

of Spiritual Memoir Workshop.............................................. 20 * Spiritual Memoir Monthly Writing Sessions.......................... 20 * Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey............................ 21 * Stories of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals............... 22 * Celtic Saints and Animal Stories: A Spirituality of Holiness..... 22

ART EXHIBITS * Love Medicine ..................................................................24-25 * The Art of He Qi...................................................................... 26 * O Antiphons: Advent Names of God...................................... 27 ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ~ SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH SPIRITUALITY MINISTRIES CSJ Prayers.............................................................................. 29 Celeste’s Dream: Spirituality for Young Adults........................ 29 Membership and Association................................................... 29 Justice Commission.................................................................. 29 Rituals to Honor the Seasons................................................... 30 Second Sunday.......................................................................... 30 Spiritual Direction..................................................................... 30 Advent Evening Prayer............................................................. 30

EVENTS IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY Tolton: From Slave to Priest at The Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis............................................................................... 31 12th Annual Myser Initiative Lecture at St. Catherine University with M. Shawn Copeland......................................... 31 Examining the Intersection of Faith and Politics: A Tegeder Talk at Church of St. Francis Cabrini, Minneapolis............................................................................... 31 BorderCrosSing concerts at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, St. Paul..................................................... 31 Celtic and Nordic Services at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul........................................... 31

CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS ....................................32-33

Spiritual Practices for Everyday Living

WISDOM WAYS LABYRINTHS AND OTHER RESOURCES TO RENT

MEDITATION Christian Meditation: A Way of Contemplative Prayer *Tuesday Evening Meditation.................................................. 18 *Meditation during Advent...................................................... 18 *Tuesday Noonday Meditation................................................. 18 *Morning Meditation Retreat.................................................. 18 * Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection during Advent........... 19 *Group Spiritual Guidance during Advent............................... 19

Labyrinth Resources to Rent.................................................... 34 Library....................................................................................... 34 Directions.................................................................................. 34

INDEX & REGISTRATION INFORMATION ............... 35 All programs are held at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, unless otherwise noted.

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Explore EXPLORE

Conversations about Sacred Wisdom, Divine Mysteries and Human Questions

THE WOMEN IN MARK’S GOSPEL

Join a weekly conversation paying close attention to the women in Mark’s gospel. Each hour will feature one of the 11 women in Joan Mitchell’s Holy Women, Full of Grace: Praying the Stories of the Women in Mark’s Gospel (available at the first session for $8.00). As we invite these women into our lives and prayer, we will also create a women’s litany.

Facilitator: Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD, is publisher and coeditor of Good Ground Press and author of Beyond Fear and Silence: A Feminist Reading of Mark and Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story. Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2:00 to 3:00 pm COST: $50.00 WHEN:

THE BODY OF THE WORLD A Reading by Mary Moore Easter Come delve into a new collection of poetry by Pushcart Prize-nominated poet Mary Moore Easter. The Body of the World was a finalist for the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Poet Angela Jackson says Easter’s new book “leads us through the tangled past and bristling present of race, slavery, gender, and cruelty, through China, France, and America. Easter offers beauty, breath, and hope. She will leave you wiser—O, so much wiser.” Learn more about featured poet Mary Moore Easter on page 2 and read her 15 linked sonnets (“meditations….on art’s capacity to embody and to entomb, and on human aggression coupled with the enduring desire for justice and peace,” says Margaret Hasse) on pages 12-15. WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 7:00 to 8:00 pm COST: Free, includes discussion and reception.

Books available for purchase. RSVP to 651-696-2788 or infor@wisdomwwayscenter.org

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HEDGEROW INITIATIVE The Hedgerow Initiative offers sustained, systematic programming in feminist theological education, spiritual integration, and leadership for a just and holy world. In a particular way, the Initiative highlights the scholarship of women who since the 1950s have worked to reclaim women’s presence and significance in scripture, church, history, theology and culture. The Initiative takes its name from the hedgerow schools in Ireland that kept alive the language, faith, culture and community of the people during the time of the British penal codes. A hedgerow is a biosphere and a haven.

WOUNDS AND WORDS: BODY, RACE AND BEING

violence cannot silence the human spirit and the desire for freedom.

Our bodies are us. Race, sex and gender, sexuality, and culture make each human individual, particular, different. Our bodies make us visible to some and invisible to others. Our bodies make us insiders and outsiders, citizens and immigrants, privileged and profiled, straight and queer. Beginning with our bodies, the Hedgerow Seminar aims to translate wounds into theological reflection and suffering into the compassionate practice of solidarity. The black body uncovers the suffering body at the heart of Christian belief; it connects the cross with the lynching tree. Reading and reflecting with womanist theologian Shawn Copeland, we will ask how we can become the raced, gendered, sexed, enculturated body of Christ in our world that Jesus was in his. “If the body, the flesh of Jesus, is the ‘hinge of salvation,’ then the embrace of the church must swing open and wide,” writes Copeland, who draws on slave narratives to let the wounds of black women and men speak. Their suffering lays bare the human capacity for inhumanity and also testifies that untold

Alongside Copeland’s work, we will read feminist theologians Rebecca Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock on their experiences— Parker with recovered memories of abuse and Brock with two cultures struggling within her. Parker, Brock, and Copeland were among the feminist, womanist, mujerista, and Asian theologians gathered 25 years ago at the Re-imagining Conference to reimagine a church and world in which the bodies of women would be equal, no longer abused, discounted, or trivialized. Throughout the seminar, guest instructors will guide our reading and reflection. St. Catherine University professors Sharon Doherty, Pamela Fletcher and Dawn Quigley will reflect on what builds community among us who live raced, gendered, sexed, enculturated lives today. Theologian Mary Bednarowski, who spoke at the first Re-imagining Conference, will assess its impact on the church today. Together, we embrace our challenge: embodying new ways to cultivate communion in our world and be an inclusive body of Christ.

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Conversations about Sacred Wisdom, Divine Mysteries and Human Questions Texts: M. Shawn Copeland, Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, (Fortress 2010). Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and The Search for What Saves Us. (Available from Wisdom Ways.)

Instructors: Mary Bednarowski, PhD, professor emerita United Theological Seminary; Sharon Doherty, PhD, Women’s Studies and Director of the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, St. Catherine University; Pamela Fletcher, MA, English Department, St. Catherine University; Rev. Barbara Lund, Director, Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality; Mary Kaye Medinger, MA; Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD; Dawn Quigley, PhD, Education, St. Catherine University; Andrea Tante, MA, Co-director CSJ Consociate Services. Mondays, September 17 through December 3, 6:30 to 8:30 pm COST: $240.00 for the 12-week series. $25.00 for a single session. Full series registration includes Fall Soul Conference on October 5-6. WHEN:

 hoever you are, wherever you are, W may you find inner harmony and a desire to be a loving presence in our world. * JOYCE RUPP

LIBERATING THE HEART: A JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION A Day of Retreat with Joyce Rupp and Sara Thomsen Spiritual liberation involves affirmation and acceptance of the enduring quality of one’s core goodness. It also requires recognition of personal obstacles and a choice to become free from interior barriers that limit spiritual growth. This retreat day focuses on an in-depth approach to becoming a more whole human being, one whose vision and way of life becomes ever more transparent and animated. This inner freedom leads to an expansion of compassion and to dwelling in fuller harmony with both self and the larger world. Come and restore your joy, peace and passion for life. Writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader and conference speaker Joyce Rupp is author of over two dozen bestselling books, including Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life. Her book on aging, Fly While You Still Have Wings, received an award in spirituality from the Catholic Press Association in 2016. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community, co-director of the Boundless Compassion program, a spiritual director, and was a volunteer for Hospice for fifteen years. She resides in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sara Thomsen is a weaver of song and community singing. She is founder and artistic director of the Echoes of Peace Choir, a non-audition, 70-member community choir in Duluth, Minnesota, and a staunch supporter of struggles for human dignity and ecological sustainability.  Saturday, September 22, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm WHERE: Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University, St. Paul COST:  $105.00, includes food and refreshments WHEN:

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LANDSCAPES AND HUMAN SPIRIT IN WILLA CATHER’S NOVEL MY ÁNTONIA At the end of My Ántonia, Willa Cather writes of the protagonist, Ántonia: She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last. All the strong things of her heart came out in her body that had been so tireless in serving generous emotions. Whether you’ve read this engaging novel or not, come, learn, and participate in conversation about how it explores the resilient human, pioneer spirit. Living at the turn of century and the rise of modernization, Willa Cather was sensitive to the losses endured by land and peoples. In her writing she lifted up the cultural jewels engendered from prairie-life and immigrant experience. One hundred years after the novel’s publication, we can reflect on how it speaks to us and our challenges today. Facilitators: Like Cather herself, Gayle Gaskill, PhD, grew up in a small rural town before she enrolled at the University of Nebraska. The St. Catherine University Professor Emerita of English, has led Cather seminars and Gayle made literary pilgrimages to sites of Cather’s fiction.

A STRAY: FRIDAY NIGHT FILM Learn more about everyday life within the Somali community in the Twin Cities and the challenges faced by refugees through an award-winning film written and directed by Musa Syeed. “A Stray” is about a Somali refugee whose life changes, not always for the better, when he befriends a dog, despite the fact that as a Muslim, Adan believes dogs are haram or forbidden under Islamic law.

Immersing the viewer in a social milieu unfamiliar to most of us, the movie captures how refugees struggle to survive in American communities. Also, in a revelatory scene, into the Native American community; each group finds it difficult to understand the other’s “outsider” status. The film’s ending is influenced by a lesson an imam shares with Adan: A man was wandering in the desert and finally found water, but near the well, there was a thirsty dog. The man filled his shoe to give water to the dog before drinking some himself, and God granted the man heaven.

As a farmer, mother and teacher, Jennifer Tacheny, MA is inspired by Cather’s pioneer spirit and her reverence for the sacred nature of daily work with land. She is Co-Director of Celeste’s Dream: Young Adult Spirituality along with, Jill Underdahl, CSJ, MA who has taught the novel in English classes and twice visited Red Cloud and other places Cather lived.  uesday, September 25, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, including T harvest in Community Garden, meal and table conversation about experiencing My Ántonia - the author, novel, and relevance of its themes today. COST: $25.00, includes meal

Film facilitator and St. Catherine graduate, Roda Abdi believes that communitybuilding, resilience and empathy are all tangible effects that begin with being in dialogue and conversation with each other. Honest, life-affirming dialogue within ourselves and with those around us creates the snowball effect that leads to transformative change.

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WHEN: Friday, COST: $10.00

October 26, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

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THE MYSTERY OF BEING HUMAN

The greatest mystery of being human is our freedom. Freedom is our greatest gift as well as our darkest. This mystery is at the heart of Advent. When we gaze into the depths of our own possibilities it makes us dizzy. It has been said that the masses of humanity are afraid of our freedom. Advent is, therefore, a great gift and a necessary opportunity to look into what it means for us to be human and how we are using our freedom. “Creation was subjected to transience and futility . . . in the hope that creation itself would . . . come to share in the glorious freedom of the children of God.” This will be our day of exploration through reflections, practices, and personal discernment work.

BEAUTY IN THE DARKNESS: MUSIC FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

Episcopal priest Ward Bauman has been a retreat leader and teacher of Christian mysticism for over 30 years. Traveling the world he has explored the depths of the Christian tradition as well as Sufism, Buddhism and Jewish mysticism. WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 9:00 COST: $ 65.00, includes lunch

am to 3:00 pm Exploring mystery, beauty, and hope in music spanning centuries, Lumina creates a richly diverse program from medieval carols to pieces by living and local composers. Featuring music for Solstice, Advent, and Christmas, these four radiant voices will illuminate even our darkest days. Lumina is a professional women’s ensemble in the Twin Cities dedicated to the mystery, beauty, and hope inherent in music. Our goal is to share the spiritual experience of music with others in both sacred and secular settings, with a focus on churches, schools, and care facilities for older adults. Our programming draws from a rich well of musical sources, including Medieval chants, Renaissance motets, folk song traditions, and works by living and local composers. Read more about artistic director Linda Kachelmeier and members Angela Grundstad, Clara Osowski, and Kim Sueoka on the Wisdom Ways website or visit www.LuminaWomensEnsemble.com WHEN: Friday, December 21, 7:00 pm WHERE: Sisters of St. Joseph, Our Lady of Presentation Chapel COST: $10.00

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New and Emerging Ideas and Understandings

RE-IMAGINING BODY, RACE, AND BEING Annual Fall Soul Conference

Twenty five years ago the Re-Imagining conference held in Minneapolis gathered 2200 people from around the world to hear women theologians ‘re-imagine’ God, Jesus, Creation, and a church whose leadership, language and point of view was largely male. The diverse participants created, laughed, sang, danced, and left challenged by all they had heard. The backlash after the event brought calls of heresy and attempts to silence voices. But just as at Pentecost, the Spirit had been liberated and the reimagining continued. The task of re-imagining never ends. Our times call for us to see things afresh and live life anew. This year’s Fall Soul Conference equips us for the task by highlighting and deepening the feminist, womanist, mujerista, and theological ReImagining movement to engage contemporary issues of race, gender, sexuality: body, race and being. Two participants in the original Re-Imagining will be our prophets and guides. Barbara Lundblad illumines our responsibility and the possibilities for a community reimagining who we can be both individually and collectively. Anchoring us in body, race, and being, Shawn Copeland will challenge us to rearrange the scaffolding of the world that shapes our perspectives and destroys human life. Fall Soul musicians, artists, and ritualists will weave vibrant soundscapes around honest conversations as we seek new ways to live for the sake of justice and peace in the world, in community, in being. M. Shawn Copeland is Professor of Theology at Boston College. The prophetic, womanist, Catholic theologian roots her work in theological and philosophical anthropology and political theology, as well as African and African–derived religious and cultural experience and African-American intellectual history. A former Convenor of the Black Catholic

Theological Symposium, her more than 80 articles, reviews, and book and book chapters including Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being; The Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille: The Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality; and, with LaReine-Marie Mosely and Albert Raboteau, Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience.

Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad is professor emerita at Union Theological Seminary. A well-known preacher and lecturer, she is passionate about preaching as a tool for social transformation and as an embodied art form that can bear a word of life or death to those who listen. As a leader in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America she has advocated for the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the church. Her recent books include Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense and Transforming the Stone: Preaching Through Resistance to Change. Friday, October 5, 6:30 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, October 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm COST: $45.00, includes meals WHEN:

Prepare for the Fall Soul Conference by participating in the Hedgerow Seminar on page 5.

RE-IMAGINING AT HAMLINE UNIVERSITY NOVEMBER 1-3 Dr. Carol P. Christ and Dr. Judith Plaskow, authors of Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/HamlineWesleyCenter

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Reimagine REIMAGINE

New and Emerging Ideas and Understandings

RE-IMAGINING YOUR STORY: ENCOUNTERING THE TRANSFORMING SOUL & SOCIETY PROGRAM Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised you have eyes to open. * LOUIE SCHWARTZBERG

Yes, open your eyes. What do you see? What is the bigger cosmic story you’ve been born into? What is your personal experience of the world, the geographical place you call home, the communities you belong to, the family that calls you by name? And as you look around and consider your place in our troubled and magnificent world, what is it you are now being called to? Come explore these questions introducing Wisdom Ways’ two-year Transforming Soul and Society Program. Immerse yourself in a day of ritual, music, presentations, creative arts/ sandplay, shared inquiry and conversation—modeled on this learning community for spiritual development and guidance. A new session starts in Fall 2019. Facilitators: Program leaders/facilitators Carol Burling, DMin and Delmarie Gibney, FSPA, DMin bring extensive experience in education, theology, ministry, psychology, leadership and spiritual guidance. WHEN: COST:

Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm $65.00, includes lunch

CONSULTATION CIRCLE FOR SPIRITUAL COMPANIONING If you have been part of the Transforming Soul and Society program over the years, consider joining this circle. The small group functions as a supervision group for “graduates”

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working as spiritual guides with clients or wanting a consultation/peer input group to further develop listening and questioning skills in work and family relationships. Come prepared to listen deeply and to share that which is emerging in you as you navigate your soul’s journey in relationship with clients, colleagues and community. Guided by Transforming Soul and Society program facilitators Carol Burling, DMin; Nancy Cosgriff, DMin; and Delmarie Gibney, FSPA, DMin. Transforming Soul and Society traces its roots to 1990 when it was founded as the Center for Spiritual Guidance. Through the years the program has been called Spiritual Guidance and Leadership Program and The Inner Transformation for Global Change. If you participated in these training programs, you are welcome to be a part of the consultation circle. Fridays, September 28, October 26, November 30, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm COST: $20.00 per session WHEN:

WOMEN OF WISDOM AND IMAGINATION: TERESA AND THERESE Spend an evening reflecting on the lives and spirituality of two of the four women officially proclaimed Doctors of the Church: the Spanish Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) and the French Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897). These two beloved Carmelite mystics, separated by nearly four centuries, imagined new ways of understanding Holy Mystery and invite us to do so also. This is part of Wisdom Ways’ celebration of feasts and festivals honoring women in the Christian tradition. Feast days: October 1, Theresa of Lisieux; October 16, Teresa of Avila. Mary Kaye Medinger is a lifelong educator, writer, editor, spiritual director and retreat leader with a particular interest in women’s spirituality, especially Mariology. A consociate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, she has spent nearly 40 years in various ministerial positions in parish, diocesan and ecumenical settings. WHEN: Thursday, COST: $25.00

October 18, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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RE-IMAGINING WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY: WHAT THE BEGUINES HAVE TO TEACH US Come and explore the radical, independent nature and legacy of a medieval lay women’s movement that involved thousands of women over several centuries in northern Europe and in some cases has continued to our own time! Living in common and devoted to lives of service and works of justice, the beguines were self-governing, did not take vows and were financially independent. Over time, many beguines were perceived as a threat to the institutional church, persecuted and ultimately repressed. We will examine this movement and its implications for women today regarding women’s roles, church, spirituality and imagination. Starting with the historical context and visionary spirituality of the beguines, we will explore how the literary and theological contributions of individual beguines such as Mechthild of Magdeburg, Hadewijch, and Marguerite Porete address our time. Text: The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women’s Movement by Laura Swan. Available at Wisdom Ways. Read more about Mary Kaye Medinger on page 10. WHEN: Thursdays, COST: $60.00

November 8, 15, 29, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

EVOLVING THE SELF THROUGH THE ENNEAGRAM The Enneagram is a map. It leads us through and beyond our personality types into a presence that is grounded and inspired. It guides people into the deep contours of their lives, in ways that are freeing and that activate potential. This three-part class for people with some previous experience of the Enneagram will apply the process of personal evolution to the 9 types of the Enneagram. We’ll also reflect on how we advance through

stages of human development, and through mindsets, as we adapt to our changing world and grow spiritually. Through presentations and personal and small group reflections, we will journey together with the aim of deepening our awareness and growing life-giving practices. The goal of the classes is to move closer to that enduring presence that enables us to be awake, receptive, and responsive in the midst of our wonderful and challenging lives. Session One: From Fear to Freedom through the Downward Ascent Explores how the Enneagram frames the human struggle and the journey to liberation, and how each Enneagram type has a unique process of descent that awakens us to our limiting patterns, and ascent that activates our aspirations and best selves. Session Two: Crossing the Great Divide from the Reactive to the Creative Mind Considers the stages of psychological development and their corresponding mindsets, the factors that keep us confined to reactivity and those that free us to live creatively, and how we identify our type’s ego needs and move beyond them to live out of our soul desires. Session Three: Using the Shadow as Bridge to our Higher Mind of Inspiration and Guidance Examines the parts of ourselves that we avoid or shun (our shadow sides that are)— gold mines for personal growth—beginning with how each type can harvest its shadow in ways that unlock intuition and inspiration, and ending by identifying how we each are guided toward our soul work in the world. Scott McRae has been involved in spiritual work in various forms for 30 years, and feels like he’s just getting started. His journey has taken him from parish ministry through campus ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and spiritual direction. Director of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education Supervisor for Park Nicollet Health Services, he and his wife Melanie run Sojourners Institute and its Sojourners Spiritual Guidance Program. WHEN: Tuesdays, COST: $75.00

November 13, 20, 27, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Participants will be sent required advance work that will help determine their Enneagram type. This is not an introductory class.

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TERRA COTTA CROWN ©

Terra Cotta soldiers stand and wait unearthed from buried witness in the ground obedience, their word and honor, bound by emperor, by service and by fate. My potter husband stands as still and straight while I his poet wife unleash the hound of my attention, drooling, sniffing ground. Their numbers overwhelm our small estate. Eight thousand men to conquer death or die! Battalions, archers, flankers, rank on rank. My potter husband’s hands reach out to clutch at clay so near, so old, so shaped, so sly it seems alive and breathing, sacrosanct. The tourist sign says Not Allowed to Touch.

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In China they say not allowed to touch not allowed to speak, no critique to marrieds, artists and all those who seek unimpeded flow without the crutch their government enforces. Single spirit no, collective independence, no. And yet some find the wiggly worm of wit to outfox powers’ grip, slip free and show a truth for future ages to discern. Thin soldier worn from famine in the north confirms the need to palpate density. Proud archer, spine a song he heard and learned and passes on from skin it issues forth. Absorb the texture, truth’s immensity.

MARY MOORE EASTER from The Body of the World, Mad Hat Press, 2018

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Absorb their texture. Truth’s immensity overwhelms again but does not calm. My potter husband clasps his itching palms behind him, takes a step toward Number Three. He knows museum rules and how to see up close a brushstroke’s sequence and the balm it spread upon a painter’s soul. But calm while seeing pots requires touch to free their meaning. These are pots, these soldiers, legs and arms, boots, torsos, sashes, medals, hats on heads with faces, beards, mustaches, ways and histories inside. They’re more than pegs to hold an emperor’s wealth intact. Let them speak, say all they have to say.

Let them speak, say all they have to say by means denied two thousand years at least. When made, the potters brought their fire to clay, shaped wet and lumpen mass, breathed in the yeast of single selves and single spirits faced with certain death when pieces failed and death at their success. And still they signed them based on pride, coercion, threat, who knows which breath which circumstance inspired the move? My guess? Pride’s yes. As snuffling hound or hummingbird I flick both tail and wing at any sign of yes, at bone or honey for the pen. We gird our riches against sacrifice. They live in glory at the gift their soldiers give.

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The glory of the gift their soldiers give is altered by the weight of time, of earth of fires that raged. A digger’s shovel birthed piled severed heads, disordered misplaced limbs. From shattered carts the charioteers extend their arms in broken space. Their broken hands impede our path, their crumbled reins pretend to trip our feet. Retreat! The archers band together, kneel, take aim with bows time rots the more each thousand years. We back into our century, resume the tourists’ space behind the ropes and flags, the narrow spots reserved for herds in caps of red or blue. The present bids us keep our place.

Everything bids us keep our place. Not me not feet, not mind, not flitting eye. To dance (of late the thing I used to do, to be) requires this sense of movement like a lance through air, or like a muscle twitch unseen. My space expands because I’m in it, it’s in me, continuous. To send my lean hound, launch my hummingbird, is useless wit. We’re stuck, two artists on the verge of grasping mysteries by means of separate arts frustrated, blocked, restrained from where we’re leaning: him, compelled to understand by touching, me, to comprehend by moving all my parts, while they, the soldiers, stand there oozing meaning.

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The soldiers stand there oozing meaning, sashed in splendor, colorless. Most faded when exposed, the yellow gone, the seconds flash by, blue is disappearing, red now dunhued clay, a pit, a mash. Beyond the carnage crippled soldiers stand with vises, glue and straps to hold their deep repair, some stew in plastic wraps like shrouds or bandages. I am the centuries’ eye: their halogen, their workers blowing, brushing grit and dust mixing acids, pastes by sleight of hand. I am their shards put piece by piece, their blend of science and time. Worlds merge. Our catalyst? a Chinese farmer dug a well by hand.

A Chinese farmer dug a well by hand His shovel broke when metal hit a stone head. Held up, the features matched his own tribe’s God of Earth. Mistake! Uncharted land! Buried in that living realm: The Past. The world soon knew the hidden Emperor’s tomb lay open, breached. Two thousand years of gloom where riches breathed below the shovel’s task. Land sold, fame found, face lined and worried thin the farmer dares, a master of his fate, to charge small change for photos by his spot. No taller, he displays a knowing mien unlike his kin, a pride which marks the way he takes our cash and stands to pose the shot.

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He takes our cash and stands to pose the shot a still which captures him and us, three races: yellow, black and white skin, features, faces. My potter’s inner jew foresees a plot when soldiers mass with weapons at the ready although rotted. What malign intent of race or hobnailed boots could they foment? Dismiss the dangers in his history. mine, too. Slave fathers, hand to plow, refused a bow to eastern armies’ power, no tie of Chinese force to colonies required. Despite their subjugation, soldiers fused diversity with strict conformity a unity ancestral selves admire.

The unity ancestral selves admire means wed inside the race, and keep the virgin pure, untouched. Her dowry leaps beyond her reach to others as required. The penitence ancestral selves require dismisses wants within the darkening deep, the craving of one single heart. Its weeping so-called aberration of desire whips soldiers, quickens rebels’ rage. They tire of toeing lines enforced by future shame. But somewhere, some once, rebel fires were lit beneath the weight where hidden wounds conspire. We lift the load of freedom almost lame to burn through forced compliance into grit.

Burn through forced compliance into grit! I tell the chattel brides, the lovers banned by law, dead soldiers, farmers losing land they sowed. But who am I with fears that sit up front, with government that goes awry at home, with doubt and rage and helplessness, who am I to give this world a test, a challenge to be met in full or die in my disgrace? You might as well ask how our lives and limitations create moral brakes, sometimes too stiff, denying power human beings need. But that’s not all. Sometimes we want to undo unto others what was done to us and to our brothers.

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12 14 13 15 What was done to us, to sisters, brothers mothers, fathers, all our human kin veers among these statues, human sins that bounce and ricochet, sniff and flutter swarm the centuries’ air. We tire, we parch. What’s here is not just old, or Chinese lit, or owned by earth which made and buried it. It’s ours. Its burden and its glory march in rows right up to us, insistent, bold. Acknowledge this: life’s test is theirs, not ours to give. Standing close, their confrontation juts into this time, makes us fold a do-good impulse, hold in check our power’s fists. We curb a righteous indignation.

Righteous indignation’s coals cool gray. Potter, poet/dancer welcome breath the soldiers offer, sly rebuff to death. Living flesh concedes to living clay’s insistence that we take our human measure list our wars and massacres, our race betrayals, slaveries, our loss of face and prestige, power grabs for global treasure. Soldiers bid us take in how much we’re the same as they, a mirrored glory’s gore. They inherit us, it’s only fair, as much as we inherit them. A clear reflection multiplies, repeats its core. Nose to nose we breathe each other’s air.

Nose to nose and toe to toe they breathe a rise and fall that spins both space and brain, tilts the ground and rights it, tilts again. What to do but ride the wave’s harsh seethe of strict accounting they required. Hard, hard to think they mock our sense of progress, mock our pride and peg us as some soul-less amnesiacs. What knot untie, what guard remove, which deeds undo to wash our past and shift the universe’s latitude toward justice, peace, away from inborn hate. Forget the big words, look for ways to last on earth, to comfort grief and offer food. Terra Cotta soldiers stand and wait.

Terra Cotta soldiers stand and wait. In China they say not allowed to touch absorb their texture. Truth’s immensity lets them speak, say all they have to say, display the glory of the gift they give. Everything bids us keep our place. Not me while they, the soldiers stand there oozing meaning. A Chinese farmer dug a well by hand. He takes our cash and stands to pose us in a unity ancestral selves admire. We burn through forced compliance into grit for what was done to us, to sisters, brothers. Now righteous indignation’s coals cool gray. Nose to nose and toe to toe we breathe.

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MEN’S SPIRITUALITY

Exploring Men’s Personal Journeys of Spiritual Growth

To preserve a sacred space for men to explore their spirituality together, we ask that only men register for the sessions. Coordinator: Terry Shaughnessy is a spiritual director trained in Ignatian Spirituality through the Masters in Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University. For Contemplative Outreach of Colorado and other venues, he conducts retreats and workshops and teaches Centering Prayer. His primary passion is offering the ministry of compassionate presence to support men from a variety of backgrounds to tend to their inner lives. To learn more about spiritual direction, contact Terry at 651-328-7675.

FROM WILD TO WISE: THE SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE OF MEN Many men long for more connection to their spiritual life, especially as it relates to their truer nature. Join us for this two-part journaling and storytelling experience into the ways of masculine spirituality directed towards fostering male wisdom. Together we will seek to explore how men are hard wired for meaning, purpose and to experience the sacred in life. Using memory, imagination and group sharing, we will probe the landscape of the masculine soul, strong masculine role models, and lessons for men found in nature. Each man will be given a spiritual legacy journal to help with reflecting on their journey. Steve Robach has worked as a Director of Faith Formation and Social Justice for 44 years and has been a retreat leader for a wide variety of teen and men’s retreats. He has a MA in Psychology and a MA in Religious Education. WHEN: Wednesdays, September COST: $55.00, includes journal

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RE-IMAGINING OUR GIFTS As men, we are often pressured to show certain kinds of skills and expertise, with an emphasis on being able to think things through, create logical plans, and have a dossier of achievements by the time we’re middle-aged. But what about other kinds of gifts that are often overlooked in men? The strength that comes from vulnerability, the feelings that are at the heart of courage? This two-part series will help in identifying innate gifts which are not always recognized and celebrated by not only the culture around us, but by us, ourselves. What might happen if we re-imagine the gifts of being male? Doug Federhart is a trained spiritual director and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ tradition. Through his ministry, Cirque Discovery, he offers individual spiritual coaching for people in transition, and designs and leads workshops and retreats. He has a special affinity for people in addiction recovery, and for the LGBT communities. WHEN: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, 7:30 to 9:00 am COST: $40.00

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CENTERING PRAYER CIRCLE To foster community among participants, the Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Series holds a monthly contemplative prayer circle. Each meeting begins with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer practice using the method of Centering Prayer. Opportunity for group sharing is included, as well as occasional video teachings by Centering Prayer teacher and Trappist monk Thomas Keating. This ancient practice of Christian meditation is related to the classic tradition of contemplation and is easily accessible. Facilitators: Louie Doering, a group leader for Centering Prayer groups at St. Stanislaus Parish in St. Paul, and Terry Shaughnessy, Wisdom Ways Men’s Spirituality Coordinator. Wednesdays, September 5, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 21, December 5, 19, January 9, 23 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm COST: Donation. RSVP to 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org WHEN:

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MEDITATION

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: A WAY OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

Contemplation is a very dangerous activity. It not only brings us face to face with God. It brings us, as well, face to face with the world, face to face with the self. And then, of course, something must be done. * JOAN CHITTISTER

MEDITATION: A WAY OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER Meditation is a form of contemplative prayer in which we move beyond words, thoughts, and images. We open ourselves to God’s mysterious and silent presence within us and it becomes more and more the reality of our lives. From this place of prayer we engage in our work in the world.

TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. An optional short introduction to Christian Meditation follows for those new to this form of prayer. Come as often as you are able. Tuesdays, September 4 to December 18, 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm COST: Registration is not required and sessions are free. WHEN:

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MEDITATION DURING ADVENT Advent is a time of waiting. We wait for the celebration of Christmas, the feast of the incarnation of God in Jesus. We wait for that time when God will be all in all. And in between, we contemplate the mystery of the Divine here and now, God present in all that is, sustaining all in life and love, manifesting in all, in us. Wisdom Ways offers two contemplative experiences to enliven our waiting.

TUESDAY NOONDAY MEDITATION During Advent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation. The weekly session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18, 12:00 noon to 12:40 pm COST: Registration is not required and sessions are free. WHEN:

MORNING MEDITATION RETREAT This Advent morning retreat provides a more extended and focused time to deepen our existing practice of meditation. Our morning in silence will include a pattern of sitting and walking meditations, mindful movements, and chanting. WHEN: Saturday, COST: $15.00

December 8, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Facilitators for Christian meditation programs: Susan Oeffling, CSJ, has master’s degrees in theology and counseling and spiritual direction training from the Center for Spiritual Guidance. Deborah Chernick studies the history of Christian contemplative prayer and serves on the board of the Trust for the Meditation Process. Both have practiced meditation for many years.

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LECTIO DIVINA: MORNINGS OF REFLECTION DURING ADVENT

LOVE MEDICINE: POETRY BOOK

Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.” This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts for Advent, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life. Facilitator: Pat Jones is a spiritual director, Psychologist Emeritus, and former Benedictine. Mondays, November 26, December 3, 10, and 17, 10:00 to 11:00 am COST: Free. RSVP to 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org WHEN:

Experience a morning of poetry and bookmaking for writers and artists at all levels, no previous experience required. Come and create a unique book arts piece, a hardcover accordion book that will hold a poem, your secret song. We’ll use metaphor and anaphora (pattern) to bring our work to life and play with handmade papers from around the world in the making of our books. We’ll construct secret windows and pockets, where words will germinate like seeds of inspiration, and you’ll walk away with a memento where you’ve re-imagined your path. Through a playful approach to writing, participants will be guided in the creation of poetry straight from the heart, where the most potent love medicine resides. Facilitator: Read about painter, author, illustrator, mask and puppet maker and poet Marie Olofsdotter on page 25. WHEN:  Saturday, August 25 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm COST: $45.00, includes all supplies and light lunch.

GROUP SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE DURING ADVENT Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of Sacred Mystery in all of life. Participants seek support for their responsiveness to the Holy and agree to support others in their responsiveness as well. In this season of transition between darkness and light in both culture and church, give yourself the gift of four mornings to BE! Limited to four participants. Read more about Mary Kaye Medinger on page 10. WHEN: Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18, from 10:00 to 11:30 am COST: $75.00

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WRITING THE SACRED JOURNEY: THE ART AND PRACTICE OF SPIRITUAL MEMOIR Introductory Workshop

Spiritual memoir is the practice of listening deeply to our life experiences through the creation of artful, true stories. We come more alive when we accept how our experiences have formed us and when we form something of what we’ve experienced. By writing memories with intention, we can find holiness in the details, patterns that unify our sense of self, and deep personal healing. By crafting our stories to engage the inner life of readers, we can participate in transforming our world. Join Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew for an introduction to the art and spiritual practice of writing memoir. What is memoir, and how is it different from autobiography? What makes memoir spiritual? How can the practice of writing memoir, whether for an audience or no audience, support spiritual growth? We will start with the basics, using writing exercises, readings from master writers, and conversation. We will also discuss how to sustain the practice with writing partners or small groups in hopes of launching ongoing support for new writers. WHEN:  Saturday, COST: $40.00

September 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Monthly Writing Sessions: Second Fridays Monthly drop-in sessions focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation. To support individual writers and writing groups in the ever-deepening practice of writing spiritual memoir, time is included for participant questions.

September: Re-Imagining Gift

We like to say that accomplished writers “have the gift.” What if instead of talent the key to effective writing is the writer’s capacity to receive? And what if we reframe the final stage of writing (sharing, publishing) as passing this gift along? We’ll launch our fall spiritual memoir series by tracing the generous, life-giving energy that moves in, through, and beyond the creative process.

October: Re-Imagining Prayer

“The more we come alive and awake,” writes Brother David Stendl-Rast, “the more everything we do becomes prayer. Eventually even our prayer will become prayer.” By writing about our past, we wake up to what happened and are enlivened by the process—in other words, we pray. Together we’ll write memories of our experiences of prayer, explore the evolution of our thinking about prayer, read spiritual memoirs that include prayer, and write as a prayerful gesture. Guest writer in October: Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, author of Soft: A Memoir, has received several grants and awards and was selected for the Givens Black Writers Collaborative Retreat. Her poems and essays have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. FernandezWilliams discovered her need for words in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born and raised, but she “grew up” as a writer in Minnesota.

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SPIRITUAL PRACTICES November: Re-Imagining Loss

Writers cavalierly say there’s no such thing as a bad experience; there’s only good material. We’ll explore the redemptive dimension of writing—how revisiting memories of loss and hardship might not alleviate our suffering but can make of it a gift. How do we practice self-care and readercare as we write hard memories?

December: Re-Imagining Revision

Revision—literally seeing with new eyes—is rewarding. But most of us come to revision with all sorts of mental blocks. We’ll revise our ideas about revision, exploring it as a form of play, as a means of listening, and as our central work as human beings. Writing instructor and spiritual director Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is the author of Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir; the forthcoming Living Revision: Opening the Writer’s Art; and many other books, essays, and short memoirs. Her work explores the intersections between spiritual growth and the creative process. More at www.elizabethjarrettandrew.com.  Fridays, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 1:30 to 3:30 pm COST: $100.00 for the series; $30.00 per session WHEN:

Introductory workshop is not a prerequisite for the monthly writing sessions.

WALKING IN HARMONY: A LABYRINTH JOURNEY Second Fridays, September-December In the midst of daily challenges and conflicts within our greater communities, cultivating a spirit of harmony and peace is a gift for yourself and the world. You are invited to walk the labyrinth indoors or outdoors at Carondelet Center, whether this is your first walk or you are developing a spiritual practice. After a brief opening reflection, you are welcome to walk as often as you wish. There will be space for writing and artistic play as well as time for quiet prayer and meditation. Facilitators: Marilyn Larson has been making labyrinths since 1996. She creates labyrinths for personal and public spaces in a variety of media, including the labyrinth for the Spiritual Center at Hennepin County Medical Center. Advanced Veriditas Certified Facilitator MJ McGregor, PhD, introduces and facilitates labyrinth walks and leads pilgrimages nationally and in Chartres Cathedral, France, where she is a seasonal resident. Professional labyrinth designer and builder Lisa Gidlow Moriarty has created hundreds of labyrinths, from room-size portable canvases to large outdoor concrete installations for city parks, schools, hospitals, churches and private gardens. Lisa also leads workshops, retreats and pilgrimages to sacred sites.  Fridays, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 9:30 to 11:30 am COST: Free. RSVP to 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org WHEN:

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STORIES OF ST. FRANCIS AND BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. * JOB  12

Join us on the eve of the Feast of St. Francis with your pets for stories about the patron saint of animals and ecology and a blessing for your pets. Francis’s spirituality originated with the Celtic missionaries who brought Christianity to that part of Italy where he was raised, and was expressed through his love for all of creation, as he preached sermons to animals and wrote hymns praising all creatures as brothers and sisters in God. Following the blessing, you’ll have time to reflect on the significance of animals in your life. Blessings will be led by Ed Sellner and Wisdom Ways Director Barbara Lund.

CELTIC SAINTS AND ANIMAL STORIES: A SPIRITUALITY OF HOLINESS Come hear stories of the Celtic saints and their kinship with animals from the Celtic hagiographies, the largest body of Christian saint and animal stories in existence. While those saints were often depicted as friends and protectors of animals, this presentation will also examine what the animals did for them—often portraying them as “consociates” or “lay oblates” of the monastic communities themselves. Implications and positive actions related to these will be examined and discussed. Ed Sellner, professor emeritus of theology at St. Catherine University, is author of many books on Celtic spirituality, including the forthcoming Celtic Saints and Animal Stories: A New Spirituality of Holiness. A Fellow at the Oxford University of Animal Ethics in Oxford, England, he lives with two exceptional dogs, Hana and Mac, who continue to teach him much about wisdom and the holy life. WHEN:  Thursday, COST: $25.00

October 11, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 to 8:00 pm COST: Free. Gather at the labyrinth on the southside

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ART EXHIBITS

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LOVE MEDICINE Come explore the artistic vision of painter, author, illustrator, mask and puppet maker and poet Marie Olofsdotter, whose playful, vibrant work always has a story to tell. Trained in Sweden and India, her pieces combine poetry, painting, sculpture and shrine to reflect a love of nature and a devotion to the voice of her individual soul journey. Artist: Born and raised in Sweden, Marie Olofsdotter is known for her picture books Sofia and the Heartmender and A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez. Her images walk a fine line between the familiar and the utterly wild, otherworldly. “I work this edge to convey a balance of opposites: sensual serenity, peaceful intensity,” she says. “I’m interested in archetypal and universal symbolism, a language deeper than my Swedish roots. Like an

archeologist, I dig for relics of belonging, to create a place full of mystery, a poetic space that fuels the heart.” The creative consultant and teaching artist has shared her enthusiasm for creativity and the arts through the Walker Art Center, the Minnesota Opera, the Loft Literary Center, the MacPhail Center for the Arts, and public libraries and schools across the country. Learn more at www.marieolofsdotter.com WHEN:

 July through September 10

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THE ART OF HE QI Come immerse yourself in the energetic, colorful and contemporary art of He Qi, who blends Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages, adding his own spin, techniques and style. From his start painting Mao’s portrait during the Cultural Revolution in China, he learned about Renaissance painters, studied in Europe, and became the first Chinese to earn a PhD in religious arts. “I wanted to create peaceful scenes. We need to hear the peaceful voice of heaven,” he says. Fully Chinese, fully Christian, his images invite us to re-imagine Biblical stories in dynamic and vibrant ways. Artist: Dr. He Qi (pronounced huh chee) is Artist-in-Residence and visiting Scholar at Claremont School of Theology and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Art Institute of Renmin University of China in Beijing. WHEN:

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O ANTIPHONS: ADVENT NAMES OF GOD Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O”. Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come. These O Antiphons, as they are known, were composed in the seventh or eighth century when monks put together texts from the Old Testament which looked forward to the coming of our salvation. They form a rich mosaic of scriptural images, and became very popular in the Middle Ages. Ansgar Holmberg’s images invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology. Poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one with us in Jesus. Artist: Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, studied with renowned liturgical artist Ade Bethune. Holmberg’s color-saturated works are more reminiscent of folk art than conventional religious images. Her art arises from her own spiritual journey and life changes. Her interpretations of themes are not fixed in the manner of icons, but ever changing through time. WHEN:

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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH

Moving always toward profound love of God and neighbor without distinction. SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH, ST. PAUL PROVINCE

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Come Pray with the CSJ Community in Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel Taizé Prayer for Peace. Friday, September 21 is International Day of Peace and the CSJ Community invites you to join us at 6:30 pm to kick off 10 DAYS FREE FROM VIOLENCE, coordinated by Twin Cities Nonviolent. Please join the group from September 21 to 30 to participate in nonviolent activities all around the Twin Cities. Visit twincitiesnonviolent.org for more information.

CSJ MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATION

All Soul’s Taizé Prayer of Remembrance. Friday, November 2 is the Feast of All Souls and the CSJ Community invites you to join us at 6:30 to pray, remember, and light a candle in memory of all who have died. Bring a photo(s) to be displayed in the Chapel Atrium throughout this entire month of remembrance.

INFORMATION SESSION: Friday, February 22, 5:30 pm hospitality,

Advent Evening Prayer. Sunday, December 2, 9, 16, 23 at 4:30 pm. The CSJ Community of Sisters, Consociates, Friends and Partners welcome you to come and journey with us throughout the Advent season. Light refreshments will follow. Epiphany Service of Light. Sunday, January 6 at 4:30 pm, come gather together to reveal new understandings in the light of God made manifest in Jesus Christ, and in us. All are welcome. Prayers services are free. Questions can be directed to Lori True, CSJ Ritual and Liturgy Services, ltrue@csjstpaul.org

CELESTE’S DREAM YOUNG ADULT SPIRITUALITY Nourish Spirit * Inspire Social Action * Experience Community Participate in the mission and spirituality of the Sisters of the St. Joseph and Consociate community. Young adults (20-35 years old) and others are welcome. Rooted in the Catholic, Christian faith, we welcome people from all spiritual traditions. For more program information visit www.csjstpaul.org/celeste. Community Garden Weekly gardening Tuesdays 5:00 to 7:00 pm through October Garden theme: Building a pollinator habitat with St. Catherine University’s biology department. • Learn organic growing methods and enjoy healthy heirloom produce • Participate in a local food system and build community with Earth and other gardeners and share the harvest Join us for harvest, cultivation, food processing and potluck gatherings. See website above for more information.

Come and See the CSJ Way: Community, Spirituality, and Justice – an information session about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates Community INFORMATION SESSION:

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

6:00 to 8:30 pm dinner and program. Come learn and pray with this community steeped in spirituality and justice. Always looking to welcome others, we will explore a wide range of opportunities for deeper connection and growth.

OVERNIGHT RETREAT (optional):

Friday, February 22, 5:30 pm to Saturday, February 23, 4:00 pm. Participate in a day of retreat with Sisters, Consociates, and Friends reflecting upon the CSJ mission of “profound love of God and neighbor without distinction” for the health and healing of the world.

WHERE:

Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave. St. Paul

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joan Pauly Schneider at 651-690-7063, jpaulyschneider@csjstpaul.org, or Jill Underdahl, CSJ at 651-696-2873, junderdahl@csjstpaul.org

JUSTICE COMMISSION The Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, St. Paul Province, acts for justice and equality for all by always moving toward profound love of God and dear neighbor without distinction. We join with other groups in addressing issues influencing human dignity and Earth. 11th Day Prayer for Peace Created in 2001 and offered on the 11th of each month, 11th Day Prayer for Peace provides the opportunity to pray for peace in situations throughout the world where it is needed. Themes include a variety of issues such as anti-human trafficking, dismantling racism, eco-justice, immigration reform, and more. September: Peace and the Transitions of Life. Whether it be a new or changing job, school, retirement or loss, transitions can be stressful life moments. The CSJ Community invites you to come, reflect, and pray for peace, healing, and wholeness in these times of uncertainty or worry.

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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH SPIRITUALITY MINISTRIES

October: Peace and Criminal Justice Reform. Prayer and healing for restorative justice within our criminal justice systems is the focus of this month’s prayer. We gather together to pray for our dear neighbors who are incarcerated, nearing re-entry, and who seek peace as victim and offender. November: Peace on Armistice Day. Join the Veterans for Peace on remembering Armistice Day and continuing to pray for the end of war and violence in the world. December: No peace prayer this month. WHEN: 11th day of each month, 6:30 to 7:15 WHERE: Our Lady of Presentation Chapel

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HONORING DIVINITY IN SEASONAL RITUALS

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Spiritual Direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine. In spiritual direction, space is created for one to learn and grow in their spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of his or her encounters of the divine, or how he or she is experiencing spiritual issues. Spiritual direction nurtures a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. It is not counseling, psychotherapy or financial planning. If you seek spiritual direction, the following CSJ Spiritual Directors are available to support you on your journey. Elizabeth Kerwin, CSJ Mary Lamski, CSJ Jill Underdahl, CSJ

As Hildegard said “Divinity – all knowing and all powerful – is like a wheel that can never be understood…” So as the wheel of the year turns, we gather to celebrate the Divinity in our world – using music, ritual, silence and prayer. Please join us. September 19: Autumn Equinox – The Divinity in Color October 31: All Hallows Eve – The Divinity in the Veil Between Worlds December 19: Winter Solstice – T  he Divinity in the Longest Night Gather at 5:30 pm; ritual from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Gatherings are free. WHERE: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul CONTACT: Mary Lou Flandrick at 612-724-6008 WHEN:

SECOND SUNDAY Second Sunday is a community circle in which women and men and families gather to reflect together on the Sunday scriptures. Second Sunday began among the Sisters of St. Joseph in three community houses. We reflect on the Sunday gospel and nourish one another’s lives with this sharing. We share bread and wine and lift up the prayers of all gathered and concerns for the world. Following, we drink coffee and enjoy treats. All are welcome and invited to come when you can. The group is a new blessing each month. WHEN: Second Sunday of each month, 10:00 am WHERE: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. CONTACT: Therese Sherlock, CSJ, 651-690-7011

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All programs are held at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, unless otherwise noted.

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FALL 2018

EVENTS IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY

EVENTS IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY TOLTON: FROM SLAVE TO PRIEST Come learn about the first African American priest in this production based on the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton. Born a slave on a Missouri farm, Tolton and his mother and siblings escaped to Quincy, Illinois, where they continued to experience hardships and persecution. In spite of all this, he persevered in his deep desire to become a Catholic priest, even when every seminary in the United States rejected him. “We’re not ready for a colored priest,” they protested. Finally ordained in Rome, he returned to Illinois and worked tirelessly to serve people of all races, especially the former slaves who flocked to Chicago. Now his cause for sainthood is moving forward, as more and more people recognize the humble perseverance, determination and compassion of this extraordinary man. WHEN:  Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 WHERE: The Basilica of St. Mary,

pm

Dr. Michael E. Lee, Professor of Theology and Latin American and Latino Studies WHEN: Thursday, October 4, WHERE: The O’Shaughnessy

7:00 pm

Free, ticket required. Call 651-690-6700 BORDER CROSSING CONCERTS Border CrosSing integrates historically segregated audiences and musicians by creating a landscape where singers and audiences more closely reflect the racial and cultural composition of the Twin Cities. For full schedule visit bordercrossingmn.org/concerts/ Music for Voices and Percussion, with Versus8 Percussion Quartet September 14, 8:00 pm Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 401 Concord Street, St. Paul

1600 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis

12TH ANNUAL MYSER INITIATIVE LECTURE AT ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY Featuring M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology, Boston College WHEN: Thursday, October 4, WHERE: The O’Shaughnessy

EXAMINING THE INTERSECTION OF FAITH AND POLITICS A Tegeder Talk

Family Concert October 17, 7:00 pm Landmark Center Auditorium, 5 W 5th Street, St. Paul El Mesías December 14, 8:00 pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church In collaboration with the Minnesota Chorale, a bilingual version of Handel’s Messiah with music by Ignacio de Jerusalem and Manuel de Sumaya

7:00 pm

Free, ticket required. Call 651-690-6700

SAINT CLAIR SUNDAY EVENINGS AT PILGRIM LUTHERAN CHURCH “Tonight We Have the Chance to Start Again” CELTIC CONTEMPLATIVE COMMUNION a Celtic Journey into the Mysteries 2nd Sunday of the month

NORDIC CONTEMPLATIVE EVENING PRAYER

September 9 Tonight We Have the Chance to Start Again October 14 Try to Praise the Mutilated World November 11 To Reach Beyond Ourselves December 9 It’s Late But Everything Comes Next December 24 Celtic Christmas Eve January 13 Don’t Let Me Fall

September 23 October 28 November 25 January 27

t he rich and haunting music of the Scandinavian peoples 4th Sunday of the month Part of the Maker Dwells in All That’s Made A Harvest of the Presence of God Stumbling Over the Stumbling Stone Friends, This World Is Not Your Home

COMPLINE FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM: CONTEMPLATIVE NIGHT PRAYER an ancient liturgy led by the Minnesota Compline Choir 3rd Sunday of the month, September-November

All evening services are at 6:51 pm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 St. Clair Ave., Saint Paul For more information, go to www.pilgrimstpaul.org, or call 651-699-6886 www.wisdomwayscenter.org

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FALL 2018 CALENDAR

AUGUST Date 8/25

OCTOBER

Program

Page

Date

Program

Love Medicine: Poetry Book

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10/1

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

10/3

The Women in Mark’s Gospel

4

10/3

Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

17

10/3

Stories of St. Francis and Blessings the Animals

22

10/5 10/6 10/8

FALL SOUL: Re-imagining: Body, Race, Being

9

10/10

Celtic Saints and Animal Stories: A Spirituality of Holiness

10/12

Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey 21

10/12

Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir: Monthly Writing Sessions: Re-Imagining Prayer 20

10/15

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

10/17 10/18

Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

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Women of Wisdom and Imagination: Teresa and Therese

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10/20

Re-Imagining Your Story: Encountering the Transforming Soul and Society Program 10

SEPTEMBER Date

Program

9/5 9/5 9/12 9/12

From Wild to Wise: The Spiritual Language of Men

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Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

17

From Wild to Wise: The Spiritual Language of Men

16

The Women in Mark’s Gospel

4

9/14

Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey 21

9/14

Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir: Monthly Writing Sessions: Re-Imagining Gift

9/15

Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir: Introductory Workshop 20

9/17

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

9/19

The Women in Mark’s Gospel

4

9/19

Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

17

9/22

A Day of Retreat with Joyce Rupp and Sara Thomsen: Liberating the Heart: A Journey of Transformation

6

10/22

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

9/24

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

10/26

Consultation Circle for Spiritual Companioning

10

9/25

Landscapes and Human Spirit in Willa Cather’s Novel My Ántonia

7

10/26

A Stray: Friday Night Film

7

9/26

The Women in Mark’s Gospel

4

10/29

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

9/27

The Body of the World: A Reading by Mary Moore Easter

4

10/31

Re-Imagining Our Gifts: Men’s Spirituality

9/28

Consultation Circle for Spiritual Companioning

10

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20

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

All programs are held at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, unless otherwise noted.

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FALL 2018 CALENDAR

FALL 2018

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Date

Program

Page

Date

Program

Page

11/5

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

12/1

The Mystery of Being Human

8

11/7

Re-Imagining Our Gift’s: Men’s Spirituality 16

12/3

Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection during Advent

19

11/7

Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

17

12/3

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

11/8

Re-Imagining Women’s Spirituality: What Beguines Have to Teach Us

11

12/4

Group Spiritual Guidance during Advent 19

11/9

Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey 21

12/4

Tuesday Noonday Meditation

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11/9

Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir: Monthly Writing Sessions: Re-Imagining Loss 20

12/5

Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

17

12/8

Morning Meditation Retreat

18

11/12

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

12/10

Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection during Advent

19

11/13

Evolving the Self Through the Enneagram 11

12/11

Group Spiritual Guidance during Advent 19

11/15

Re-Imagining Women’s Spirituality: What Beguines Have to Teach Us

12/11

Tuesday Noonday Meditation

11/19

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

12/14

Walking in Harmony: A Labyrinth Journey 21

11/20

Evolving the Self Through the Enneagram

11

12/14

Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir: Monthly Writing Sessions: Re-Imagining Revision 20

11/21

Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

17

11/26

Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent

12/17

Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection during Advent

19

12/18

Group Spiritual Guidance during Advent 19

11/26

Hedgerow Initiative | Wounds and Words: Body, Race, and Being 5

12/18

Tuesday Noonday Meditation

18

11/27

Evolving the Self Through the Enneagram

11

12/19

Men’s Centering Prayer Circle

17

11/29

Re-Imagining Women’s Spirituality: What Beguines Have to Teach Us

11

12/21

Beauty in the Darkness: Music for the Longest Night of the Year

8

11/30

Consultation Circle for Spiritual Companioning

10

11

18

19

WEEKLY TUESDAY OFFERINGS Tuesday Evening Meditation Tuesdays, September 4 to December 18 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm www.wisdomwayscenter.org

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WISDOM WAYS RESOURCES

LIBRARY Wisdom Ways’ collection of 2,500 books, audio, videotapes and CD/DVDs on spirituality-related themes is located in the west parlor of Carondelet Center. Browse our labyrinth section of inspiring images and background on the labyrinth, grief and loss, spirituality and more.

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All programs are held at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, unless otherwise noted.

Admin Center

Carondelet Center

Fairview

Labyrinth facilitators are available to bring presentations and portable labyrinths to your site or to guide you in the use of your own labyrinth. Contact us at 651-696-2788 to make arrangements or visit www.wisdomwayscenter.org

DIRECTIONS TO CARONDELET CENTER Carondelet Center is located at 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, between Cleveland and Fairview Avenues. From I-94, take the Snelling or Cretin/Vandalia exit south to Randolph Avenue. Travel west from Snelling or east from Cretin. From I-35E, take the Randolph exit west past Fairview to 1890 Randolph. Turn in at either of the two driveways marked by the black and teal signs marked CSJ, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Free parking is available.

Cleveland

LABYRINTHS AND OTHER RESOURCES TO RENT One mission of Wisdom Ways is to share resources in ever-expanding circles. Wisdom Ways has multiplesized labyrinths, singing bowls and ritual items for rent. Canvas labyrinths are available to rent for church or community events, retreat days, civic gatherings, weddings, celebrations and personal use. Additional ritual and creative resources are also available for rent. To see selection, visit www.wisdomwayscenter.org or call 651-696-2788 to make arrangements.


INDEX AND REGISTRATION

FALL 2018

PRESENTERS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER - FALL 2018 Roda Abdi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21 Mary Bednarowski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Carol Burling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ward Bauman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Deborah Chernick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 M. Shawn Copeland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 31 Nancy Cosgriff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Louie Doering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sharon Doherty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mary Moore Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 4, 12-15 Doug Federhart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Pamela Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Gayle Gaskill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Delmarie Gibney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Angela Grundstad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pat Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Linda Kachelmeier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Marilyn Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Barbara Lund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 6, 22

Barbara Lundblad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 MJ McGregor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Scott McRae. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Mary Kaye Medinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 10, 11, 19 Joan Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 6 Lisa Moriarty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Susan Oeffling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Marie Olofsdotter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Clara Osowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dawn Quigley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Steve Robach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Joyce Rupp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ed Sellner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Terry Shaughnessy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17 Kim Sueoka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Jennifer Tachney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Andrea Tante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sara Thomsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Jill Underdahl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 29, 30 Sherrie Fernandez-Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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