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March 2018

Holy Week: A Time to Retreat

March 29 - April 1
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$225

This retreat provides Christian women the opportunity to participate in the liturgies of Holy Week with the sisters of Holy Wisdom Monastery. Participants share in conversation with the sisters reflecting on themes of the week and their own life stories. Participants will consider the various ways that new life, new imagination, new vision can arise from dead ends, and chaos. In addition to the liturgies and meals with the community, the days include ample silence and solitude along with time for individual and group…

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April 2018

Sacred Citizenship

April 10 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

Sacred Citizenship: The Connection between Politics and Spirituality Holy Wisdom Monastery is hosting a series of programs (April 10, May 1, October 9, October 30, 2018) designed to explore the interface between politics and the spiritual convictions that undergird our commitment to peace, justice and equality. Regardless of whether we identify with a particular religious tradition, being a person of faith in today’s politically divisive climate means honoring our responsibilities to one another, the environment, our country and our world.…

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Oblate retreat (open to the public)

April 13 @ 3:30 pm - April 15 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Beholding Beauty: The Art of the Benedictine Heart of God Facilitated by Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D. Beauty lures us, holds us and humbles us. The beautiful Heart of God empowers us, transforms us and allows us to be present without exception, in every place and for all time. Come and experience what a Franciscan discovered about the beautiful, Benedictine heart of God. See what is emerging in the contemporary church as the beauty of oblate commitment comes into full flower…

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Contemplative Movie Night: With One Voice

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$18

“With One Voice brings together mystics from fourteen different spiritual traditions to share their perspectives on the unifying truth that transcends all religions. In this documentary, these awakened teachers address profound questions about life and love, the existence of God, the path to spiritual awakening and the way to true peace in the world. Through their words and compelling presence, they ask us to look within our hearts and listen deeply, so we too can join the conversation and speak With…

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May 2018

Sacred Citizenship

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

Sacred Citizenship:  The Connection between Politics and Spirituality Holy Wisdom Monastery is hosting a series of programs (April 10, May 1, October 9, October 30, 2018) designed to explore the interface between politics and the spiritual convictions that undergird our commitment to peace, justice and equality. Regardless of whether or not we identify ourselves with a particular religious tradition, being a person of faith in today’s politically divisive climate means honoring our responsibilities to one another, the environment, our country…

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Seeing the Sacred: Exploring Personal Images of the Divine

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$110

Using a combination of visual images, short readings and reflection, participants will create their own unique collaged images of aspects of the Divine and their relationship with the Divine. Relationships and images of the Divine to be explored are Source; Self—an Aspect of the Divine; and Nature—Revealer of God. Each session expands on the previous session allowing an ever deeper "Seeing of the Sacred." Those who attend will have the opportunity to gain more knowledge and experience of their own spirituality. They will be…

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June 2018

Experience Benedictine Life at the Monastery

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - June 3 @ 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$80

Are you a single, Christian woman, ages 24-50, without dependent children and interested in the Benedictine Sojourner program? This retreat is for you! Share a weekend with other women who are exploring their spiritual journey and seeking greater meaning in life Work, pray, eat and talk together with Benedictine sisters Learn how life in a monastery develops skills for personal, spiritual growth and community living Find renewal in our beautiful setting Learn about Benedictine Sojourners, an extended, 6-month community living opportunity at…

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Women of the Bible: More than Biography—Exploring the Archetypes

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$98

Drawing on images of women in the Bible, painted, sculpted, drawn and sketched across 2,000 years of history, John Buscemi reveals surprising and powerful insights into how the lives and accounts of Biblical women have been “hidden in plain sight”. We have not seen what is really there. Uniting scriptural text with images and a wealth of theological insight, John Buscemi offers participants an opportunity to pursue more deeply an exciting vision and understanding of biblical and contemporary women and men within a theology of wholeness. Leader:…

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July 2018

Group Spiritual Direction: An Introduction and Exploration

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$110

Whether you are new to group spiritual direction or wish to explore it further, this series of mornings is an introduction to group spiritual direction as prayer. Intended for people who want to explore their relationship with God, learn from listening deeply to others, and hold one another for the purpose of grounding and growth in Love. Each session will end with a reflection time. Silence will be threaded throughout each morning. Leaders: Carla Peterson is a member of Spiritual…

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Thoughts, Tools and Lectio Divina: A Daily Pathway to Communicating with God

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$125

Based on Benedictine Sister Mary Margaret Funk’s “Matters” series of books, we will explore various kinds of afflictive thoughts that lead us into difficulties and learn spiritual tools that help us counter those thoughts. Lectio Divina and a variant, sustained lectio, are important tools on the pathway to communication with the Holy One. Listening deeply to the Divine within, we can come to see that our whole life is the practice of sustained lectio. Across the six classes we will…

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