THE GUILD FOR SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE

I first encountered Madeleine L’Engle when I was about 10 or 11. A Wrinkle in Time ended up on my school summer reading list. I was a voracious reader as a kid, but was always dubious about these required readings, so when I finally sat down with the book I’m sure it was with a fair amount of skepticism.

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Lisa Cushman
SPOTLIGHT ON "THE ARTIST'S WAY"

Maybe seven or eight people will come.

When Alan Colavecchio and Mary Lou Tanner approached us at Wisdom House in 1992, this was their concern. Would Wisdom House be willing to offer The Artist’s Way program for seven or eight people?

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Lisa Cushman
WISDOM HOUSE WELCOMES REV. DR. SHELLEY BEST

Rev. Dr. Shelley Best earned a national reputation through the launch of the FaithWorks Community Development Leadership Institute, which expanded the capacity of 70 nonprofit organizations across the United States. She earned her Master of Arts in Religious Leadership from Hartford Seminary; a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University; and received her Doctorate in ministry from Hartford Seminary.

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HOPE TAKES A LOT OF FAITH

The last time I ministered in a parish, I was Director of Religious Education. My first year, I asked our janitor, who was clearing a wooded area behind the rectory, if he would bring me the stump of one of the trees he had to remove. I asked once. Asked again and asked a third time when it was almost the First Sunday of Advent. The scripture I wanted to remind the people of was the Isaiah passage - “A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse...” Finally, after weeks of waiting and pleading, it arrived...

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Hilary AdornoAdvent
HISTORIC BARNS OF CONNECTICUT

Did you know Our barn (Spruce Brook Barn) is listed on our State Registry of historic barns? This building, c. 1875-1900, is significant as a surviving barn from Spruce Brook Farm (at 231 East Litchfield Road - sold by Mrs. Frederick T. (Margaret) Busk in 1949 to the Daughters of Wisdom.

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FRANCISCAN VOLUNTEER RETREAT

A group of young adults belonging to the community of Franciscan Volunteers, who have been giving service in various American locations this year, attended an end of the year retreat at Wisdom House.

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Hilary Adorno
TREASURING THE NOW

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.  What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

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Hilary Adorno
WORDS OF GRATITUDE

I am grateful for my family's support so that I could minister so many years at a distance from our family home, grateful for the trust placed in me for this ministry at Wisdom House...

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Hilary Adorno