Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cooking Show in Action

Last weekend, we hosted another wonderful cooking class with Chef Margaret Jacobs. She taught her students how to prepare three different soups: Greek Lemon, Crab Chowder, and Vegetable Minestrone. Many thanks to Margaret and her students for a great class! 

We hope our students can join us for our next class on March 11th at 2:00pm! Chef Margaret will be teaching her class how to make homemade macaroni and cheese and chicken pot pies. Please visit our website at to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


"What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything...
Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything."

~ Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Author Carol Berry

Author Carol Berry, adjunct staff at Wisdom House for art and spirituality, is one of the featured writers in the recent issue of PARABOLA magazine. She has written an article titled: “The Urge to Create,” which focuses on how Vincent Van Gogh seemingly failed in his role to be a Protestant missionary among coal miners in Belgium in the 19th Century, but eventually emerged from this time of despair by paying attention to “that light within his soul, a vital spark – the urge to create.”

From June 3-5, 2017, Carol will give a retreat weekend at Wisdom House on the influence of Van Gogh on the famous 20th Century spiritual writer, Henri Nouwen.

Visit our website for details about this program. Carol’s book, Vincent Van Gogh: His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art, is available in Wisdom House Book Store.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Later Life is Now

Some pictures from the February 11th program on "Later Life is Now" with Ann Belford Ulanov.

Dr. Ulanov spoke of Later Life as being that time when are called to let go of the things we can no longer control and a time to let go for what we still want to be for others. It also is the time to appreciate the mysticism of daily life.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Read Aloud Day 2017

Wednesday, February 8th was "Read Aloud Day" in Northwestern Connecticut. It was the 26th year this event has been held in the schools.

Sr. Jo-Ann from Wisdom House was again one of the volunteers from the Litchfield community to read to a group of students. She read "Slug Needs A Hug" to Mrs. Schneider's First Grade at Center School in Litchfield.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Wisdom House Featured in Hartford Magazine

Sr. Rosemarie Greco and Wisdom House are featured in the February issue of Hartford Magazine, a monthly publication of the Hartford Courant newspaper.  This issue features information about “Retreat and Renewal” - offering readers options to renew their bodies and spirits in the deep of winter.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Anniversary Celebration

Daughters of Wisdom around the globe celebrate February 2nd as the Founding Day anniversary of their congregation. Founded by St. Louis De Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet in 1703, the congregation continues to minister to people around the world.

Pictured here are some young women who were postulants in training in Litchfield in the 1960’s. The American Province of the Daughters of Wisdom opened their house of spiritual formation in 1949 at what is presently Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center.