Evidence from Wisdom's Well website:
"Programs embrace a wide spirituality rooted in Christianity, but honoring other spiritual paths as well. The focus would be on contemplative prayer, “a way of deepening our connection to God, the Divine, Source, Love,” says O’Brien who serves as a Spiritual Guide. Contemplative practices include sacred chanting, yoga, Tai Chi, walking a labyrinth, and meditation. “Such practices,” she explains, “have the ability to transform your relationship with yourself, improve your relationships with others, and enrich your relationship with the world around you.”
"We are Dominican Sisters and Associates of Sinsinawa, blessed in our faith, collaborating intentionally with others to justice and right relationships. We affirm the belief of Hans Kung “that there is no peace among the nations without peace among the religions; no peace among the religions without dialogue between the religions, no dialogue between the religions without investigation of the foundations of the religions.”
Diocese of Ottawa
St. Joseph's Ottawa
- noted Enneagram expert Richard Rohm, OFM
- the parish Gay & Lesbian group studying Margaret Farley's book "Just Love"
- liturgical abuse and dance
St Paul's University
The Galilee Centre featuring yoga, massage therapy, labyrinths, centering prayers, etc
Rev. Jack Lau, OMI
Diocese of Kingston
The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul
The Ecology and Earth Literacy Office of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul is a direct response to a written commitment made by the congregation at its 1994 Chapter.
MANDATE: To carry out Directional Statement #5 which states: “WE PROMOTE RE-DISCOVERY OF OUR SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH THE EARTH THROUGH ON-GOING EDUCATION AND ACTION IN THE AREAS OF:
ECOLOGY AND HEALTH
ECOLOGY AND THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
It was unseasonably mild and sunny on March 20, 2012, the first official day of spring.
Close to 30 Sisters, Associates, staff and friends gathered in the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary Barn to celebrate the spring equinox, when length of day and night are equal.
Seed savers Cate Henderson and Sister of Providence Shirley Morris led the group in song, prayer and reflection. Guests held a small soybean seed in the palm of their hands as a reminder that our life cycle is similar to the life cycle of the seed.
Cate Henderson lights a candle at the equinox celebration.
The historic building on the shores of Lake Ontario has a long and varied history.
We value wholistic spirituality inclusive of all peoples and all the earth.
We approach ministry and programs from an ecological, inter-faith and justice-oriented stance.
Our Centre offers a quiet, relaxing environment in which to rest, reflect and be renewed in body and spirit.
Village Earth Spirituality Program & Practicum
“A place and time to come home to Earth”
In conjunction with the Canadian Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Villa St. Joseph Retreat Centre in Cobourg, Ontario is now offering Village Earth I which provides a unique opportunity to integrate theological learning within the horizon of the Earth’s presence and care.
This Integration Unit is a time to come home to who you are within the context of the whole Earth community. It is an opportunity to experience both being with and working with the Earth in a time and place apart from the demands of our consumer driven society.
+ Yet it will also be a time to begin to learn ways to integrate your theological understandings within the wisdom of the Universe Story.
This course will comprise of three aspects:
The Universe Story
Integration with our Faith Revelation Story
Developing your own Earth spirituality and practices
Skills for living more lightly within the Village Earth.
Resources will be offered such as library, video and field trips
Diocese of Sault Ste Marie
Rooted in the Christian tradition and building on the history of the Jesuit community working among the Native people in this region of Canada, we value:
All of Creation
Healing and reconciliation
The spiritual journey
Education and creative expression
We are dedicated to providing programs that:
Foster a more respectful and harmonious relationship with the Earth and all that the Creator gives us
Nurture a deeper spirituality in people, leading to inner freedom and openness to all
Provide a place of welcome so as to affirm the goodness and beauty of life
Loretto Maryholme’s meditative cosmic walk has 18 small garden circles. These are spaced in billion year segments with some segments having more than one garden station. The walk begins at the edge of the savannah and winds through the property to the lake. At the start of your walk you will find an information card which outlines the particular aspect each garden circle acknowledges in the evolutionary process of creation.
Labyrinth: A labyrinth is a path for assisting mental focus and prayer that has been used by many cultures and religions throughout history. The holistic function of labyrinths is to further those who are on the path to a more balanced spiritual, emotional, physical and psychological well being. Unlike a maze, which is designed to confuse, a labyrinth is sequential, offering only one path.
The Stations of the Light: The Via Lucis has developed and spread to many regions in recent years. Using the metaphor of a journey, the Stations of the Light move us from the experience of suffering to the hope of arriving at liberation, joy, and peace. “Praying the Stations offers gifts of grace that awaken the body, illumine the mind, and train the heart for happiness. Among the gifts are love and faith, which are the purpose of all prayer, as well as peace and comfort, reverence for the sacred, and joyful optimism about the future and growing toward elderhood” (Stations of the Light: Renewing the Ancient Christian Practice of the Via Lucis as a Spiritual Tool for Today, Mary Ford-Grabowsky, pg.3).
Diocese of Hamilton
Diocese of Halifax
Jesuit Centre of Spirituality Director's Blog Anglican & Protestant Orders: Null & Void?
“Absolutely null and utterly void.” These words, couched in strong negative terms (“null and void” would have had the same meaning, but without the emotional baggage), were pronounced by Leo XIII in 1896 in a document known as Apostolicae Curae, and recently reiterated by Benedict XVI before he became Pope. They apply to the orders received by Anglican priests. All the more do they apply to the ministers ordained in the many other churches stemming from the Reformation. None of them are officially recognized by the Roman Catholic church as priests, and the bread and wine over which they may speak the words of Jesus are not recognized by the Roman Catholic church as the body and blood of Christ.
This “null and void” declaration is mitigated by Vatican II. Vociferous Catholics may refer to Anglican bishops/priests as lay persons pretending to be bishops/priests, and contrast the “real absence” in their Eucharist with the “real presence” in ours, but they must deal with the consequences of the Vatican II declaration that Anglicans and Protestants are endowed with some of the full sacramental reality of the Church. God’s providence embraces them as it embraces us, and God’s grace is present in their worship:
Holy Yoga brings Christ into meditation
SASKATOON -- Some 40 people came from all over Saskatoon to take part in the Oneness Holy Yoga Practice Jan. 14 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.
"I thought it was really appropriate that this event about oneness was being held at the new cathedral, as that is what this space was about: oneness for all of us," said organizer Shirley Berthelet.
The event was attended by representatives from a variety of Christian denominations. Holy Yoga was started in Saskatoon by Berthelet, who began workshops and classes at her home parish of St. Anne's and at nearby Cornerstone Church. From the beginning, it was ecumenical in nature.
FYI: Church teaching on Yoga Enneagrams Centering Prayer and the New Age movement in general.