Wendy Fernstrum is a certified spiritual director and a visual artist. “For me, the studio is a sacred, contemplative space, and making art is a form of prayer. Each moment of the day, in fact, is an opportunity to take my spiritual practice from the yoga mat or the meditation cushion to everyday life. In a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, God tells us to make big shadows He can move in, and I’m honored to be a spiritual companion to those who want to make more space for the divine in their lives.”
Wendy is in her second year of the Living School, a contemplative program offered by the Center for Action and Contemplation, based in Albuquerque, NM. Faculty include Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Jim Finley, Barbara Holmes, and Brian McClaren. “Through contemplative study of the mystics, I’m hearing more clearly ‘the sound of the genuine’ (coined by Rev. Howard Thurman) which guides me to the action I’m being called to take in the world. I’m drawn to social justice, and I volunteer as a spiritual listener at three Twin Cities programs serving people on the margins.”
Wendy’s artistic work is collected and exhibited nationwide. She received the 2016 Minnesota Book Artist Award.
In addition to being an Episcopalian, Wendy is a yoga practitioner and a student of Buddhism and teachings from yogis. Her daily practices, whether at work or at play, unfold her more deeply into a sense of Oneness with all beings.
Wendy offers spiritual direction:
- By telephone
- For individuals
- For groups
Locations where Wendy offers spiritual direction:
- St. Paul