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


Creating Your Personal Spirit Doll

Saturday ~ July 21, 2018

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

Making a Spirit Doll is a playful and revealing way to reconnect with your authentic self.  Symbolic discoveries may surprise you during this fun day.  You may bring any small meaningful item to embellish your doll.  You can sample the Spirit Dolls that live at Sophia's Portico.  One always attends the Rituals.

COST: $50

All materials and some munchies provided.

PRESENTER:  Carole Holmes Gordon is a Fiber, Mixed Media and Studio Artist.  She can be reached at


Healing Art Journeys

Date to be announced.

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


Women's Power

Date to be announced.

7:00 to 9:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

We are continuing the conversation started in February about "Women and Power."  If you could not join us then, please join us now as we discuss how women's voices can be "voices of authority" and whether power can be an attribute or a verb, rather than a possession.  We will view images from Max Dashu and review excerpts from Mary Beard's book:  Women and Power.  We'd love to hear your voice.

COST: $15

PRESENTER: Lisa JH Gardner is an artist and avid reader.  She began researching the Sacred Feminine while pursuing her Master's degree at IPFW.


Journeying With Soul Cards

Date to be announced.

2:00 to 4:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Come and experience peaceful reflection, journaling, divination and group discussion.  SOUL CARDS - evocative and mysterious images - by Debrah Koff, will speak directly to your soul and call forth your personal insight and creativity.  You will be able to take home your own image, the mirror through which to reflect upon your soul, your unique and beautiful life force.

BRING A JOURNAL.  All other materials supplied.  Special contemplative music chosen by Tonya will accompany the experience.

COST: $20

PRESENTER: Tonya Threet, a Priestess in her cultural Nordic traditions and an internationally known Nordic American recording musician. Tonya is also actively involved in the Fort Wayne Pagan Community.


Dances of Universal Peace
Prayer ~ In ~ Motion Circle

Date to be announced.

6:30 PM at St. Mary Magdal 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.

Leader: Terri Duclos

Musicians: Laura Hillyard, Tammy Silowski and Lindy McCormick