Sophia's Portico

A Feminine Spirituality Center - For More Than 20 years!

2330 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Sophia's Portico


A Feminine Spirituality Center


New Programs


Dances of Universal Peace

Prayer ~ In ~ Motion Circle

Saturday ~ February 17, 2018

6:30 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Using simple movements, mantras, lyrics and songs from many religious traditions, the Dances focus on peace and harmony, celebrating solidarity and unity with all spiritual traditions of the earth.




Winter's Journey...

Deep Richness of Soul's Reflection

Tuesday ~  February 20, 2018

7:00 to 8:30 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Let us all become still, slowing down to Winter's pace.  It is a time of introspection and quiet rest.  It may appear that from this space we are inactive, but a rich world of creative potential gestates below the surface.  Come with us as we explore the voyage of reflections and musings through the lens of poetry quickened by the beautifully lilting improvised sounds of the Cello.

COST: $20

PRESENTER:  JANE HEALD is a professional Cellist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for over 25 years as well as a teacher, author and composer now exploring how to share the Cello in more intimate settings.


Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Film and Discussion

Sunday ~ March 11, 2018

2:00 to 5:00 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a funny and touching story of seven British retirees whose limited incomes prompt them to "outsource" to an attractively advertised and newly renovated hotel "for the elderly and beautiful" in India.  What they encounter there is not what they expected.  The diverse interweaving of their individual stories is heartwarming and acknowledges the problems of growing older - a unique perspective in contemporary film.  The seasoned ensemble cast includes Maggie Smith and Judy Dench.

COST: $12

PRESENTER:  LAURIE RAINEY SCHMIDT is a shamanic practitioner and counselor in private practice who enjoys movies as contemporary storytelling.


Healing Art Journeys

Saturday ~ March 24, 2018

1:00 to 5:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Session 9 - Faith Ringgold is an 87 year old artist, author and educator whose famous narrative painted quilts are the epitome of the genre.  As a social activist, she skillfully intertwined painting, quilt-making and story-telling.  Her striking images are combined with text, recording African-American history both political and personal.  Her wonderfully bold colors and naive style will have you spellbound and ready to create your own narrative in her innovative and appealing style.

Cost: $20

PRESENTER: CAROLE HOLMES GORDON is a Fiber, Mixed Media and Studio Artist.  She can be reached at