Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer


May we keep the freshness of now 
through the heat of the season 
and greet each day anew.  

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Heritage Wednesday


Our Lady of Wisdom Academy, Ozone Park, NY, 1933 student body and faculty.


Wisdom House

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Silence in Our Lives: Centering Prayer


Fr. Carl Arico gave a retreat about the role of silence in our lives and the practice of Centering Prayer on June 18-19.

The program was co-sponsored by Wisdom House and Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies.


Wisdom House

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Innocents

Playing at the Bantam Cinema now is THE INNOCENTS, a powerful, beautifully directed film depicting the true events that occurred when Russian soldiers raped nuns at a convent in Poland at the end of WWII. The story includes the magnificent French doctor, Mathilde, who comes to their rescue. The story is based on the diary kept by this woman doctor.

THE INNOCENTS dares to expound on such important topics as the nature of belief, the vileness of war, the meaning of morality, and the complications of balancing strongly held religious beliefs with the realities of a fallible, cruel world.

It is a rare war drama directed by a woman, Anne Fontaine, and starring women, including Agata Kulesza, who was so great in the film, IDA.  This film follows the French doctor, a nonbeliever herself, who goes through incredible obstacles and difficult circumstances to help the nuns, and who learns a great deal about herself in the process.  

It took a tragedy to bring the community of nuns to a fuller life and have them understand their call more deeply.  We recommend this challenging story of brave and flawed people still maturing and still learning how to love.

Learn about Bantam Cinema and show times at www.bantamcinema.com or on facebook.com/Bantamcinema.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Golden Rule

Rabbi Rami and several interfaith ministers wrote a statement some time ago to affirm The Golden Rule. It says, “We the undersigned categorically reject all violence in the name of God and religion.”
    
Rami, however, expanded the statement to include the rejection of violence “in this world and the next.”


Think about it….and join Rami in his retreat this weekend, July 15-17 at Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT.  The Retreat theme is:  The Golden Rule and The Games People Play.

To register or for more information visit www.wisdomhouse.org or call 860-567-3163.

ThinKING Youth Nonviolence


ThinKING Youth Nonviolence leaders and mentors met at Wisdom House in Litchfield to reflect and plan ways to reconcile conflict through education and the arts. 

The meeting was sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, an organization dedicated to bringing together people from diverse communities for dialog and creative expression, to explore root causes of violence, and to learn constructive methods of developing and applying alternative solutions.

Learn more at  www.ctnonviolence.org.