Friday, March 28, 2014

New feature: Seven-circuit Labyrinth Cookies

This spring and summer, Wisdom House will feature its new Labyrinth Cookie, created by Chef Margaret Jacobs. These  will be served with refreshments after each Labyrinth walk. 
The first Labyrinth walk is scheduled for Saturday May 3, 2014, from 10-11:15 am.

It will consist of an introduction to the labyrinth, walking the labyrinth, and a some sharing about the experience. 

Donations of $5 each will be collected on arrival.

The labyrinth at Wisdom House was  opened in 1997 and is the first outdoor labyrinth in Connecticut.  You can also find videos and information about the labyrinth on the website:

 To contact Wisdom House:  860-567-3163 or email

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Creating A Mandala

After an introduction to the universal symbol of the mandala, a group of guests were engaged in creating their own mandala during a weekend retreat at Wisdom House the last weekend in February.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Men’s Retreat

Eleven men from First Church Congregational (Fairfield, CT) recently gathered at Wisdom House for an overnight retreat.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Weaving A Life

Creating small amulets in a community of artists became the project for a group of women who participated in a weekend retreat at Wisdom House.

Led by Linda Chidsey of Litchfield, the women worked from special looms designed by Susan Barrett Merrill, author of the book "Weaving a Life."


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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Turning to Earth

Photo taken at Rachel Carson Preserve in Wells, Maine
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.

Rachel Carson

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Academic Writing Retreat for Women Geoscientists

From August 3 – August 8, 2014, a group of women geoscientists will gather at Wisdom House for a writing retreat. Writing retreats began as part of the NSF ADVANCE Program to increase the number of women in the academy through building a community and learning good writing habits and skills.  

Photo taken during their last retreat at Wisdom House.

Now in their eighth year, over 50 papers have been published as part of the writing retreat.  Any female geoscientist who wants time and community while writing articles or proposals is welcome to participate. Participants range from graduate students to retired full professors. A video about the writing at a previous location is available at:
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday, 2014

Dust builds on what we've left unattended. The ashes of today become a reminder of our ongoing need to be attentive to the stuff of life that prevents us from seeing God at work in our world and the mercy that's offered to us each day. They are a stark reminder of obstacles that we put up to either impede or delay personal transformation. Let's celebrate this season of Lent living more intentionally along the road, as Jesus did.

Hopefully, we won't side step the Cross, nor miss the Resurrection.


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