Mysticism in the Abrahamic Religions, 4/5
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luther Seminary, 1490 Fulham St, St Paul, MN 55108
Northwestern Hall (kitty-corner, across the intersection of Hendon and Fulham Avenues, from the Olson Campus Center), Room 100
Parking on street or behind Center
What is Mysticism? What are some historical frameworks and practices of Mysticism in Islam, Judaism and Christianity? How is it reflected in your tradition and practice? What are the fears and challenges? What are the potential gifts that live in this practice for the 21st Century and beyond? Join presenters Drs. Jan Phillips (Judaism) SPIN and Jay Phillips Center, Mary Hess, (Christianity) Professor of Educational Leadership, Luther Seminary and Sadaf Rauf Shier (Islam) SPIN and Mankind Welfare Trust, USA, for a glimpse into the Mystic traditions in the Abrahamic religions. Come with curiosity. Witness a practice. Connect in conversation, share your experiences and questions that concern you.
This conversation is open to all interested persons. Reservation is not required. Though lunch is not served, coffee, tea, ice water and cookies will be available. Brown bag lunches welcome.
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11th Day Prayer for Peace, 4/11
Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
Wednesday, April 11
Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. This month’s prayer is about Care for the Earth and was prepared by Earth Partners.
Celebrating the Friends of St Joseph, 4/26
Carondelet Center, 5:30-6:45.
We will learn about this new way of relationship in the CSJ Community.
We will bless and get to know the Timberlee Circle of the Friends of St Joseph.
They are an intentional community that gather monthly to pray, reflect and support each other in living the CSJ way of unifying love. Come and meet this unique group called to be Friends of St Joseph.
All are Welcome.
This celebration is put on by the Relationship and Association Commission of the Sisters of St Joseph and Consociates.
Health Care and Justice at the Crossroads, 4/28
Join the Health Care for All Task Group of the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates for an engaging morning examining “Health Care and Justice at the Crossroads.”
Carondelet Center at 1890 Randolph, St Paul, MN
Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The 2011-17 MN Health Commission Dr. Ehlinger will help us explore inequity and injustices in health care and health policies in Minnesota. Dr. Ehlinger will unpack how Health Care is a Social Justice issue for all of Minnesota and what makes a healthy community from a public health perspective. Health Care is an equity issue. It’s an ethical issue. It’s a moral issue. It’s a public health issue. It’s a social justice issue.
Earth Week Events, 4/16-21
A collaboration with Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality and the St. Kate’s Food Justice Coalition, and featuring Emma Marris, author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving
nature in a post-wild world.
- Mon., April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hedgerow Initiative featuring Emma Marris and Jill Welter
- Tues., April 17, 5-8 p.m. Dinner and conversation with Author Emma Marris and Seedling Transplanting
St. Catherine University Community Garden and Coeur de Catherine Dining Room : Free for the conversation
- Wed., April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Emma Marris Lecture
St. Catherine University, Jeanne D’Arc Auditorium
- Thurs., April 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Writing Workshop with nature writer, Emma Marris.
- Sat., April 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. CSJ Earth Day – Prepare the garden beds for planting and rekindle commitments to caring for the earth.
CSJ Community Gardens
Events are free for students with ID. For more information on events, including fees,
visit Wisdom Ways.
Learn more about Emma:
Listen to Emma’s Ted talk.
You’ll be glad you did!
Emma Marris at TedSummit
Nature is Everywhere–we just need to learn to see it
How do you define “nature?” If we define it as that which is untouched by humans, then we won’t have any left, says environmental writer Emma Marris.