All are welcome at Holy Wisdom Monastery
“All guests are to be received with sincere hospitality,
“with the courtesy of love.”
–Rule of Benedict
One way we live out our mission is to offer Benedictine hospitality to all. Guests have found our setting ideal for
- weddings and receptions
- and much more.
Holy Wisdom Monastery is located just 20 minutes from downtown Madison, Wisconsin and the university, overlooking Lake Mendota.
Our campus features
- the Monastery, including space to pray, eat and hold or attend events;
the Retreat and Guest House, including space to sleep, retreat and hold or attend meetings
- two Hermitages, private cabins for stays of one week or more
- 138 acres of land
- restored prairies
- a small glacial lake
- four miles of nature trails give you a quiet, peaceful place to walk and enjoy a slower pace.
The quiet reconnection to nature, that our setting provides, is conducive to both personal time away and to group gatherings. Holy Wisdom Monastery is open year-round.
Download the All are Welcome at Holy Wisdom Monastery brochure.
For more information, or to schedule a personal retreat, hermitage retreat, group retreat, spiritual guidance session, meeting, wedding, funeral or other event contact our hospitality and event coordinator at 608-836-1631, x100.