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Center for Spirituality
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 1890 Randolph Avenue
 St. Paul, MN  55105-1700
 651-696-2798
Welcome to Sacred Ground
a place to explore your story!

What we do :

Our Vision
Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality is an ecumenical organization that works for the transformation of the world. We seek to awaken and deepen faith in all communities. Sacred Ground provides a safe, nurturing environment in which people of all faiths can explore their own spiritual path.

Our History
The Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality was founded in 1996 by spiritual directors trained at the Wayzata Cenacle Retreat House. Sacred Ground opened as an independent and ecumenical organization in June 1997, continuing the Cenacle charism of "awakeningand deepening faith for and with the people of our time." When the Wayzata Cenacle closed its doors in the Spring of 1998, Sacred Ground moved to Carondelet Center.


Carondelet Center

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
- Norman MacFinan

  • You Are Blessed Barb Holm
  • The Gift of Curiosity and Connections Michele Krakowski
  • Going Home Martha West
  • Where’s the Fruit? Barbara Keffer


    Ongoing Opportunities
    5th Step

    Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
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    Group Spiritual Direction

    Prayerful Listening in Community: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction
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    On-Line Spirtual Direction

    On-Line Spiritual Direction
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    Retreat in Everyday Living

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    Customized Days of Prayer and Community

    Sacred Ground spiritual directors are delighted to assist you by designing a Day of Prayer or Quiet Day for your parish or faith community around the Twin Cities.
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    Extended Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    Extended Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
    A journey to deepen a personal relationship with God
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    Spiritual Direction Certification Program

    Listening With the Ear of God's Heart: Sacred Ground's Spiritual Direction Discernment and Formation Program
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    Upcoming Events
    Directing the Extended Ignatian Exercises (EIE): An Experiential Training for Spiritual Directors

    Wednesday, September 3 , 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    This class is full!
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    Near-Death Experience: 21st Century Template for Spiritual Direction

    Tuesday, September 16 , 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presented by Matt Linn, SJ
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    Journeywell: A Workshop on Aging Well

    Thursday, September 18 , 10:00
    Six-week workshop and book discussion group!
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    I Never Went Away

    Friday, September 19 , 7-9 p.m.
    Part of the Sacred Ground Music Series
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    Leaping, Learning and Loving Our Shadows

    Tuesday, October 21 , 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presented by Carolyn Dunow
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    Contemplative Healing Service and Celebration of Eucharist

    Monday, November 3 , 7-8:30 p.m.
    The Reverend Matt Linn, SJ, presider
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    The Psychological and Spiritual Vale of Exploring Your Inner World

    Saturday, November 15 , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Presented by Ken Schmitz
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    Learning from Ignatius

    Tuesday, November 18 , 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presented by Susan Stabile
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    Evil: Continuing the Discussion

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 , 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presented by Mike Sirany
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    Soul Collage

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 , 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presented by The Reverend Debra Ting
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    Twelve-Step Spirituality: Timeless Principles, Timeless Transformation

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Presented by The Reverend Doug Federhart
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    Lives Explored: Letting Our Lives Speak

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 , 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presented by Diane Millis
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    Devotion: An Evening of Song and Conversation with Barbara McAfee

    Friday, May 15, 2015 , 7-9 p.m.
    Part of the Sacred Ground Music Series
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    Spiritual Directors: Embodied Spirits of Healing Presence

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 , 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presented by Cynthia Bailey Manns
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