Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dancers in the Round

Dancers from the Tennessee Children's Ensemble walked and danced at the labyrinth. Judy Lane Robinson, managing director of the ensemble, offered guidance before the walk/dance.  The labyrinth provided a space to let go of stress and let peace dance into their hearts and bodies before continuing on to their next series of performances.

This dance ensemble has been acclaimed as Ambassadors of Goodwill for the State of Tennessee.  The ensemble is located in Knoxville, TN. Learn more at

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ambassadors of Light

Young women from the Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble visited Wisdom House after performing at Newtown, CT, as part of their focus on Children Helping Children to heal.  The late Dr. Dorothy Floyd, founder of this dance ensemble, said, "You are a dancer, a divine light. You must make a difference. It must come from your spirit."

Learn more at

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Coming Into Focus

...Our lives are always useable by God. We need only be transparent and vulnerable.

We are all partial images slowly coming into focus, as long as we allow and filter the Light And Love of God, which longs to shine through us -- as us!

~ Richard Rohr, OFM
"Contemplation in Action" p.134

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sacred Presence

The true scientist stands in awe of mystery and in it knows the sacred.

(# 87, Excerpt from The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis DeMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom by Rabbi Rami Shapiro.  Book available through Wisdom House, $5 plus $2.50 shipping).

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ecology and Spirituality Panel : Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

On Saturday, June 1, Wisdom House held its first Ecology and Spirituality program with a panel discussion on the topic of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. The panel for the program was Alphonse Avitabile, Mother Ozanne Schuman, OSB, and artist Cate Bourke.

Over 55 people attended the conversation, which was followed by the opening of Ms. Bourke's installation piece "Requiem for Being," which is based on the same theme. An observation hive was loaned by John Barker for the day so that guests could see the activity that goes on inside a hive of honey bees. The installation will be in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery until September 7. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wounded Beyond Repair

An 80 year old tree at Wisdom House had to be taken down due to its decayed interior.

I've learned that tree wounds that start with an injury or a break in the tree bark expose the underlying wood to bacteria and fungi.  The tree often produces a chemical to block the invasion of these microorganisms in an attempt to seal off damage, but this is not always successful.

Blessed be our trees and all living beings who live with wounds and bear them with courage.

~ Rosemarie Greco, DW    

Friday, June 7, 2013

Come Walk With Us!

Labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France

No chairs, only grass!  That's one difference between the Labyrinth at Wisdom House and the one in Chartres Cathedral.

Take a labyrinth walk with us at Wisdom House on Tuesday, June 11 or June 18, from 9:00 - 10:30 am.
Summer schedule for labyrinth walks:  July 16, August 13, August 20.

Information and registration at  or 860-567-3163.

Donation requested.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Music in the House

Martin Bernstein of Brooklyn, NY, participated in the Amherst Early Music Workshop at Wisdom House on Memorial Day weekend. He is pictured with the Contra Bass. Over 40 musicians from 9 states participated. 


Early Music is a term given to music in the West, approximately from 800-1800, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods (see