Living a Surrendered Life
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Living a Surrendered Life

Drawing on the wisdom of Twelve-Step spirituality and his new book, Surrendered―The Sacred Art: Shattering the Illusion of Control and Falling into Grace with Twelve-Step Spirituality, Rami will examine the difference between surrender as an act of will and being surrendered as a gift of grace, and explore what it is to give up the former and live the latter.

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Self-Care and Healthy Caregiving for Clergy and Faith Leaders
Aug
6
to Aug 8

Self-Care and Healthy Caregiving for Clergy and Faith Leaders

Join us for a midweek retreat dedicated to encouraging clergy and faith leaders to practice the art, science, and spirituality of healthy caregiving. Explore the myriad ways that self-care is a part of authentic “compassion satisfaction” and can aid helpers and organizations in creating sustainable caregiving practices.

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Saved by Slogans:  A Retreat for Women in AA/Al-Anon
May
31
to Jun 2

Saved by Slogans: A Retreat for Women in AA/Al-Anon

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The heart of our recovery path is the Twelve Steps, but we are also gifted with other reminders of the recovery way of life.  One of these tools is the slogans we learn in our programs. Come and remember your favorite slogans, and learn some new ones.  We will reflect, share, and create slogans for our continuing recovery.

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Gallery Opening  “The Enduring Presence of Wisdom Through the Years:  A Celebration of the Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield For 70 Years”
May
18
3:30 PM15:30

Gallery Opening “The Enduring Presence of Wisdom Through the Years: A Celebration of the Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield For 70 Years”

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On Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. the Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center in East Litchfield will host an opening reception of a distinctive interactive art exhibit, “The Enduring Presence of Wisdom Through the Years: A celebration of the Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield For 70 Years.”

This special exhibit will be on display May 18 through August 17, 2019, and will also commemorate the 25th Year of Wisdom House’s popular Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery.

 In addition to the in-house permanent display of historical and contemporary photos and artifacts, an application (APP) link will be available for smartphones that will enable the special exhibit’s still photos to morph into “live” video stories highlighting the past, present, and future of the Daughters of Wisdom ministries.

 At 3:30 p.m. a special panel discussion will present insights and memories from several members of the Daughters of Wisdom, including former Wisdom House Administrator, Rosemarie Greco, and Provincial Leader, Catherine Sheehan, among others.

 A reception will follow the panel discussion. Reservations are requested for the free event.

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Waging Love: Toward a Healthier World through Music and Beyond
Apr
27
2:30 PM14:30

Waging Love: Toward a Healthier World through Music and Beyond

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Part presentation, part music listening, part exploration of one’s own values and vision, Lara will share stories, play music, and offer insight into what has inspired her own work. Through individual and group exercises, we’ll reflect on and prioritize our efforts to create healthy communities, and inspire each other in new ways. 

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The Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin and the Role of the Feminine
Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

The Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin and the Role of the Feminine

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The spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin encourages us to ‘see’ our role as ‘co-creators in a co-evolving universe’ in new and creative ways. In this program, we will explore the role of the feminine in spirituality, in theology, and in practice within our faith communities.

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A Joyful Noise: Sacred Chant Workshop
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

A Joyful Noise: Sacred Chant Workshop

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This workshop will help participants experience chant as prayer and practice, learning both its spiritual and technical aspects. Through singing, listening, and writing, we will study the components of chant, including Gregorian notation, modes, rhythm, psalmody, and sight-reading.

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From Wisdom's Table: Holiday Cookies for a Party
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

From Wisdom's Table: Holiday Cookies for a Party

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Join us for the ultimate cookie adventure! In this baking demonstration we will witness the creation of: Amazing Coconut Macaroons, the BEST Italian cookies, Sugar Cookies (by your own design), Tea Cakes and Buttery Almond Crescents. Conversations, recipes and tastings are part of this program experience.

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 Jung, Intuition and Spiritual Creativity
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Jung, Intuition and Spiritual Creativity

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Intuition is a soulful perception of an inner reality. It assists us to bring forth God’s creative spirit to be incarnated in life-giving expressions. It also can have a dark component of engulfment, from which we need to protect ourselves. This weekend workshop will include input sessions, sharing, and creative expressions through the lens of Jungian psychology.

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From Wisdom's Table: A Twist on the Classic Grilled Cheese
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

From Wisdom's Table: A Twist on the Classic Grilled Cheese

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Tantalize your taste buds by mingling new combinations with special grilled breads. This cooking demonstration menu will include: Cranberry and Brie on Sprouted Wheat; Grilled Eggplant, Spinach and Havarti on Homestyle White; Bacon, White Cheddar and Roasted Tomato on Rosemary Bread; Swiss, Prosciutto and Arugula on Focaccia Bread and Artichoke, Hummus, Turkey and American Cheese on Baguette.

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Autumn Drumming and Labyrinth Walk
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Drumming and Labyrinth Walk

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Come spend a few hours experiencing two activities that create a community with others, strengthen your connection to the earth, and allow deeper connection with yourself. The energy of a drumming circle can quiet the mind, release inner stresses, and create harmony. There will also be a meditative labyrinth walk at Wisdom House’s seven-circuit labyrinth.

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Aging Gracefully and Powerfully
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Aging Gracefully and Powerfully

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In this experiential workshop you will be guided to claim the spiritual maturity of later life. Through healing and forgiveness you will release stagnation and empower yourself to become an elder sage. By realizing your holy resilience and transcendence you will harness the power to gift a legacy to future generations centered on acquired grace and wisdom. 

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 Plain Talk & Forgiveness
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Plain Talk & Forgiveness

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Forgiving ourselves and others is an ongoing spiritual practice. What if we can also learn how to speak with grace, respect and results in challenging conversations? We would have less to forgive because we would not store and rehearse grievances.

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Wisdom Award Celebration
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Wisdom Award Celebration

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The award is given by the Daughters of Wisdom through Wisdom House and honors persons in the Northwest Connecticut community who, through their generous volunteer service, have been signs of Divine Wisdom present and working in our midst.

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