Recently the Litchfield County Women's Network met
for dinner at Wisdom House. Besidestheir business meeting, the group took a tour of Wisdom House which
included an experience of walking the labyrinth and visiting the present exhibit
in the Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery.
Wisdom House hosted the program "To Whom I May
Concern" on Saturday, June 13. This was an interactive program with
persons who are at various stages of awareness of having Alzheimer's related
illnesses. The presenters shared their stories with humor and honesty. The
audience conversation with the presenters brought insights into the challenges
they face each day.
The Year of
Consecrated Life, proclaimed by Pope Francis, wasaddressed at Wisdom House on May 30 with the
program "Consecrated Life: Its Expressions and Evolution." The reflection day on the meaning and evolving forms of consecrated life was facilitated by Sally Woodhall,
Rosemarie Greco, DW, and Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP. The flow of the day included:
consecration of all creation by God; consecration in Sacred Scripture and in the writings of Teilhard de
Chardin.Addressed by Sally Woodhall.
evolving forms of consecrated life from apostolic times to the present, including the primary consecration of Baptism.
Addressed by Sister Rosemarie.
in which dualism of sacred-secular has been a hindrance.
II documents, especiallyThe Church in
the Modern World and Decree on the Laity gave a renewed respect for the
call to holiness and dedication to mission for all baptized persons.
can we live a Gospel life in an evolving and ever changing world? This is our call to be sacred in a sacred
universe; to be con-secrated,"with
the sacred".Nothing is profane
here for those who can see (Teilhard de Chardin). In the final presentation,
Sister Jo-Ann offered a personal witness of her call and living out of the
consecrated life as an apostolic religious woman.
Participants were from diverse segments of the Christian
community.The lively conversation
brought "awakening" to all.Participants' comments included: "I have not heard of anyone doing
consecrated life from this perspective.It was a fresh approach for all of us," and, "Thanks for a
broad, inclusive vision of the theme."
Artist Jean Linville opened her show "Ephemera:
Holding A Moment In Your Hand" on Saturday, May 16. Family, friends, and
guests of Wisdom House came to hear her talk about her journey as an artist and
the development of this eco-centered interactive exhibit. Click the following
links to listen to her artist talk: