Advent Evening Prayer, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, and 12/23
Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, and 23, 4:30 – 5:15 pm at the Sister’s Chapel,
Our Lady of Presentation Chapel
1890 Randolph Ave, St. Paul
This first Sunday (Dec 2) will include praying the Holden Evening Prayer
Wisdom from Ilia Delio and the Letter to the Thessalonian
Community sharing and reflection
Our second Sunday (Dec 9th) will include
reflection and wisdom from Joan Mitchell, CSJ
All are most welcome and a reception will follow each event!
Lectio Divina, 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17
Wisdom Ways invites you to Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent on Mondays, December 3, 10, and 17, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. 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. This program is free and will be held in the Carondelet Center. Call 651-696-2788 for more information or to register.
Words Matter: Two Approaches to Bridging Divisions on Controversial Issues, 12/6
Thursday, December 6, 2018
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
1671 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
In our increasingly polarized and angry country many people are finding it hard to have a civil conversation with people with whom they disagree on controversial issues. As a result, people of differing perspectives on controversial issues are avoiding talking with one another. This avoidance means people do not really know the people with whom they strongly disagree. Therefore, exaggerated stereotypes replace real relationships. The two approaches you will learn about at this forum, Respectful Conversations and Better Angels, are two ways to help overcome the growing divisions in our country.
Minnesota Council of Churches’ Respectful Conversations have involved over 5,000 Minnesotans in hundreds of conversations on polarizing topics, helping congregations and other organizations to radiate peace in their communities. Recent conversations have addressed post-election tensions and the Enbridge Line 3 replacement. Rev. Jerad Morey, MCC’s program and communications director, has a background in conflict resolution and co-founded Respectful Conversations. Rev. Arthur Murray of Bloomington’s Transfiguration Lutheran Church helped organize a series of Respectful Conversations on divisive topics concerning that city’s residents that were hosted in different faith communities.
Prof. William Doherty of the University of Minnesota is co-founder and a senior fellow on the staff of Better Angels. Better Angels was founded in 2016. Its mission statement says, “Polarization is tearing America apart. Through workshops, debates, and trainings, Better Angels is bringing liberals and conservatives together into a working alliance – building new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation.”
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women
Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women has an immediate need for bed pillows for sleeping on a twin size bed and twin size mattress pads. The women of Sarah’s are accomplishing their goals and moving on! New residents are arriving this week. Please contact Peggy White to schedule your donation. 651-696-8642.