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Principles & Foundations of Wisdom Christianity: Changing our Perspectives

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Principles & Foundations of Wisdom Christianity: Changing our Perspectives

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rev. William Redfield

Wisdom is a deep stream running under religious traditions, including Christianity. One of the first titles given to Jesus by his followers was a moshel mehalim, "master of Wisdom." This session covers foundational aspects of Christian Wisdom with a focus on embracing the whole person: mind, heart and body in knowing and practice. The cornerstone practices of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Chant and Prayer of Gesture and Movement will be introduced.

Offering: $65 (includes lunch)

This is part 1 of a 3-part series entitled Exploring Wisdom Christianity: 3 Days of Deepening Practice & Inquiry.  

This program will consist of a balance and rhythm of Wisdom teaching, spiritual practice, directed discussion, and shared ritual. Because they will be spread out over several months, participants will be given time for integration. While these days of practice can stand alone, together they will build toward sequential coherence that will serve as a firm foundation for future Wisdom learnings. Familiarity with Centering Prayer or other spiritual practices is necessary.

Presenter Profile


Rev. William Redfield 

Rev. William Redfield retired as rector of Trinity Church, Fayetteville, NY, three years ago after nearly 20 years. Besides being an Episcopal priest for over 40 years, he is also a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in private practice in central New York and Maine. He has had a lifelong interest in the intersection of spirituality and the inner life. He is the creative force behind the birth of Wisdom House, Fayetteville, NY. Bill is a student of and a collaborator with Cynthia Bourgeault.  

Earlier Event: November 10
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Later Event: November 15
Contemplative Prayer Group