Heather Ruce


Wisdom Schools & Retreats

"Wisdom Schools are a format for integral learning that's based in some of the deepest roots for transformation and change in the Christian tradition. Wisdom schools are about awakening the yearning for a different kind of presence in the world and then developing the skills and the knowledge base to apply that, to transform your own life and the life of people around you."


--Cynthia Bourgeault

  • Living the Beatitudes: Discovering the Mystical Truth of Jesus’ Words
    May 27, 4:00 PM PDT – May 31, 12:00 PM PDT
    Hybrid Retreat
    Emergence from this very difficult year of pandemic can be seen with the eyes of the heart as a great birthing of a new world. How do we align ourselves with this vision, join in this “one great act of giving birth?” What could be better guidance than the Beatitudes, Jesus’ instructions for. . .
  • The Wisdom Way of Knowing
    Wed, Apr 14
    Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
    Apr 14, 4:00 PM PDT – Apr 18, 4:00 PM PDT
    Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, USA
    This Introductory Wisdom School will use Cynthia Bourgeault's e-course techings to explore our three centers of intelligence, the Rule of St. Benedict, and the Wisdom tradition as the Way of the Heart so that we might show up in the world as more conscious planetary servants.
  • The Cosmic Web of Love
    Fri, Feb 19
    Online Retreat
    Feb 19, 10:00 AM PST – Feb 21, 1:00 PM PST
    Online Retreat
    Mercy Center Centering Prayer Retreat: We are in desperate need of wisdom at this time. And at this very moment, we are blessed with two powerful lenses through which this wisdom is making herself available to us: contemplative practices like Centering Prayer and the exploding world of science.
  • And so we begin again...
    Sat, Jan 02
    Online Retreat
    Jan 02, 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Online Retreat
    Morning Virtual Retreat: The particularly eventful year of 2020 is coming to a close. It. Has. Been. A. Year. A year full of pain and sorrow as well as unexpected gifts and new awarenesses coming to the surface. Practices of pondering and preparing as the old has gone and the new is yet to come ...