New books in the library—January 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! The start of a new year is always a good time to re-evaluate ourselves and our lifestyles. Do we need to finally go on that diet or find a better way to handle stress or eliminate some of the stress factors in our lives? For a quiet place to reflect on the year ahead, consider visiting the monastery for weekday prayer, a stroll around the grounds, spiritual guidance, or browsing the library. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection: McFague, Sallie.  Blessed are the Consumers.  Minneapolis, MN: …

New books in the library—February 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! With the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday, the Lenten season officially begins. Most of us immediately turn our attention to Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. What about the time between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week? Are we using the time to prepare for Easter? Are we taking this opportunity to reflect on what we can do for others and how we can deepen our connection with God? Visit the monastery for daily prayer, attend one of our Lenten Lunches or browse the library with its many …

New books in the library—March 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! This year, March ushers in both a physical and spiritual reawakening with the beginning of spring and the celebration of Easter. Join us for Holy Week at the Monastery, March 24-27, 2016, or participate in the Liturgy of the Hours community prayer. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection: Casey, Michael.  Seventy-four Tools for Good Living.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014. Campbell, Simone.  A Nun on the Bus.  San Francisco: HarperOne, 2014. Barth, Hans-Martin.  The Theology of Martin Luther.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.  The Bonhoeffer Reader.  …

New books in the library—April 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! As you celebrate the blossoming of the spring foliage this month be thinking how you can spread your joy of the season. How about volunteering your time or making a donation? See how good it makes you feel. Come to the monastery and enjoy daily prayer, the nature trails, or stop and browse the library’s many resources. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection: Barth, Hans-Martin.  The Theology of Martin Luther.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.  The Bonhoeffer Reader.  Minneapolis, …

New books in the library—June 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! Summer is here! If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to dig out the sunscreen, flip flops, swimsuits and lounge chairs and head to the beach. Not a beach person? Don’t like sand between your toes? Then, how about a walk through acres of restored native prairie or along the banks of a 10,000-year-old glacial lake? Does a home-cooked, nutritious meal and good conversation in a comfortable setting sound appealing? Why not plan a personal retreat at the monastery, where you can find numerous books to stimulate your mind and inspiring …

New books in the library—July 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! What with July fourth fireworks to ogle over, picnics in the park to savor, high school reunions to survive and vacation plans to make, quiet meditation and spiritual reflection are probably way down on your summer “to do” list. But when you stop and think about it, these personal enrichment activities are as important now as they were last winter. Visit the monastery and rediscover this quiet oasis, the beautiful setting and our well-stocked library! We hope to see you soon. The monastery library has recently added …

New books in the library—August 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! Groan. If the store ads are any indication, the start of the new school year is looming closer and the summer clearance sales are starting. Even Holy Wisdom Monastery’s deadlines are looming for the Benedictine Retreat with Sister Helen Prejean, Prairie Rhapsody concert and Ecology & Spirit, programs and events we’re offering in September and October. But there’s still plenty of summer to enjoy! Come to the monastery and use that time to admire a prairie ablaze with summer wild flowers or revel in the quiet coziness of …

New books in the library—September 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! The new school year is upon us, and the beginning of autumn isn’t far behind. Soon the trees will be clothed in brilliant shades of orange, yellow, and red. And the crisp air will be filled with the sounds of Canadian geese winging their way south. Take some time to enjoy the changing of the seasons and participate in a program or arrange a personal retreat at the monastery or browse the library collections. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library has recently added the …

New books in the library—October 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! Does it seem like everyone, from television to the newspaper to your family, have ideas about what you should be doing now that autumn has rolled around again? Am I going to add my voice to all the others overwhelming you? Yes, but before you shut me out, I want to propose that you celebrate autumn at Holy Wisdom Monastery. I propose you celebrate autumn at the Monastery by: 1) walking one or all of the nature trails, 2) participating in daily prayer; 3) browsing in the …

New books in the library—November 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! More than 1,500 years ago, Benedict of Nursia wrote the Rule, a guide for living in community. Benedict’s Rule concentrated on hospitality, prayer, community life and how to create balance among these different dimensions of life. The Rule proved to be timeless. It still has something to offer Christian women and men of the 21st century. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection: Barth, Hans-Martin.  The Theology of Martin Luther.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. Beavis, Mary Ann.  Hebrews.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical …