Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Thanks & blessings be

to the Sun & the Earth

for this bread & this wine,

this fruit, this meat, this salt,

this food;

thanks be & blessing to them

who prepare it, who serve it;

thanks & blessings to them

who share it

(& also the absent & the dead).

Thanks & Blessing to them who bring it

(may they not want),

to them who plant & tend it,

harvest & gather it

(may they not want);

thanks & blessing to them who work

& blessing to them who cannot;

may they not want - for their hunger

sours the wine & robs

the taste from the salt.

Thanks be for the sustenance & strength

for our dance & work of justice, of peace.

~ Rafael Jesus Gonzalez ~

(In Praise of Fertile Land, edited by Claudia Mauro)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Double Belonging: Being At Home in Two Traditions

The 13th Casagrande Institute for Interfaith conversation was held September 25 - 27. Speakers included Robert Kazun Gunn, Ann Holmes Redding, and Neil Theise. The theme for the weekend was Double Belonging: Being At Home in Two Traditions. The presenters spoke about their integration of Christian/Buddhist principles, Christian/ Muslim principles, and Jewish/Buddhist traditions into their lives.  An introduction to the theme is given in the video lin below here:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Looking for Happiness?

Do we want to be happy? God is present everywhere! Let us live in the presence of God.              

(Saint Louise de Montfort, Hymn #24)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Greetings from Malawi


Greetings from Malawi!  I am writing from Wisdom House in the town of Lunzu, Malawi, where thirteen Daughters of Wisdom have gathered for a time of preparation for making their Perpetual Vows. 
Coming together for the first time from India, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Malawi, the participants are enjoying this opportunity to discover the richness of each other’s cultures and to create a community across the boundaries of their various entities. 

During these past three weeks, they have been deepening their understanding of the vows and of the meaning of the Kingdom of God in our world.

We are looking forward to the continued presence of Wisdom among us in the weeks ahead.

~ Sr. Evelyn Eckhardt, DW

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall Retreat

The Guild for Spiritual Guidance met at Wisdom House for its fall retreat. The Guild provides multifaith programs for those with a searching spirit.

For information visit

Friday, November 1, 2013

What's Happening at Wisdom House in November?

November 22-24… Women’s AA/ALANON Retreat
Discover how the 12 Steps as a spiritual practice impact our lives and the realities of everyday life…

Saturday, November 23…. Advent Through the Arts
Experience how the arts of music, literature and painting bring the scriptures of the season alive for us...

To register for these and other programs, click Wisdom House Retreat Portal.
For more information call Wisdom House at: 860-567-3163