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Sacramental Whine

Apr 18, 2019

In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing:

Bishop Carol Vaccariello who follows a Braided Way. In addition to being an Independent Catholic bishop, she is also ordained in the United Church of Christ and Christian Church – Disciples of Christ as well as a Creation Spirituality Elder. She is the founding Bishop of Ordo Hagia Sophia or Order of Holy Wisdom.

Carol holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.  A Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.  And also has a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin- Wallace College, in Berea Ohio.

Carol is a ritual artist, produced and directed Cosmic Masses; she co-directed the Doctor of Ministry program at the University of Creation Spirituality; she mentored the design of the first Creation Spirituality ordination program. Carol is an inspirational speaker, storyteller, sacred chanter, healer, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, Zen Still Point practitioner, and plant whisperer.

In this episode, we talk about several things including:

  • Her elevator speech.
  • She once wrote, “Creation Spirituality is the foundation for my spiritual life.” She elaborates on what she means by that statement.
  • She talks about her spiritual path as a braided way and talks about what she means by “braided way.”
  • She describes her experience at the Basilica of the Black Madonna, in Sicily.
  • She talks about the Order of Holy Wisdom. What it is and her involvement in the order and how is it unique.
  • She talks about her greatest challenge within ministry.
  • And finally, she talks about her greatest blessing within ministry.


Braided Way Magazine.

Learn more about Carol.

Learn even more about Carol.

Carol's personal website.

What is the Cosmic Mass?

The TCM Experience.

The Black Madonna of Tindari, Sicily.

Carol Vaccariello as a Spiritual Director.

This episode is sponsored in part by Convergent Streams: The Premier ISM Magazine, why?  Because I read it, and I love it and think you will love it too.  If you haven’t checked out Convergent Streams, I encourage you to do so.  

This podcast is produced by the Community of Saint George a jurisdiction within The Young Rite.