Monday, December 28, 2015


"If.... people would stick to or turn to a craft, it would save their soul. I have this 'square' idea that art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness."

      Anni Albers, 1968
      - Textile designer, printmaker, weaver

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Gift

Jesus was God’s gift of love to the world.
If you would appreciate His character,
Observe that of His mother.
Jesus is Mary’s child,

And thus in Him there is
no harshness or haughtiness
or anything but love.

We wish you love this Christmas season.

Sisters Rosemarie Greco, DW Jo-Ann Iannotti,OP
and the Wisdom House community 

Text: from The Love of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis de Monfort’s Contemplation on Divine Wisdom, #118, Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Cover image: The Madonna of Einsedeln, Switzerland. Photo credit: Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Priceless Gift

"I am gift." All that I am is something that's given, and given freely. Being doesn't cost anything. There's no price tag, no strings attached.

~ Thomas Merton

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

O Wisdom, O Sapientia

O Wisdom/O Sapientia is the first of the seven
“Great” or “O” Antiphons
chanted in the Catholic Liturgy of the Hours
between December 17-23
since the 6th Century

Wisdom House

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Gaudete Sunday

This 3rd Sunday of Advent brings the Christmas feast closer. The waiting is shortened. The rejoicing (Gaudete) slowly begins!

Wisdom House

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Mind, the Body, and Self-Compassion

Seeing our lives as a unit and living wholistically was the theme of a recent retreat at Wisdom House. With the Farm House as the setting, this group of women experienced a weekend of personal spiritual renewal. The weekend was facilitated by Judith Erhman Shapiro.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Hanukkah!

The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates two miracles – a great Jewish military victory and a miraculous supply of oil for the Temple.

We celebrate Hanukkah – also called the Festival of Lights – for eight days. The Hanukkah menorah holds nine candles, one for each of the eight nights and an additional candle that’s used to light the others. One candle is lit on the first night, two on the second night, until all eight candles are lit on the eighth night. Hanukkah is a time to celebrate with family and friends, to eat holiday treats, to give gifts (especially to children) and to play the dreidel game.

Hanukkah will be celebrated from December 6 – 14, 2015 
(Jewish year 5776)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Here and Now

Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.
~Ann Patchett

(Installation detail - Lori Robeau)