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4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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May 2017

Spring art exhibit opening reception

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Contemplative Landscapes by artist Ann Haberl The exhibit of oil paintings and prints by Madison artist Ann Haberl will open at Holy Wisdom Monastery on Friday, May 5, 2017, with a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm. Ann’s work explores the reverence she feels for the natural world and aligns with the Benedictine values of beauty, balance, simplicity and contemplation. Please join us as we welcome Ann and her exhibit to the monastery. Light refreshments will be served and Ann will give a brief talk…

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A Day Away: Time to reconnect with God, self and creation

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Looking for time away? Looking for a change? Take time away from busy schedules to just be, to pray, to reflect and to share with the sisters and other women. Come to connect with God, yourself and our sisters’ community. Leave with a full heart. This retreat is offered specifically for single women, ages 21-50. More information at benedictinewomen.org/a-day-away-reconnect.

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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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We are happy to announce that we will be offering a childcare ministry, typically on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, during the Sunday Assembly liturgy. Adult care takers and teenage helpers will provide care for infants and toddlers in the hospitality room.

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Sacred Citizenship

May 9 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Our political choices are expressions of our moral and spiritual convictions. They enable us to have a voice in preserving our constitutional rights by electing women and men whose decisions will uphold the principles upon which our country was founded. Regardless of whether or not we identify ourselves with a particular religious tradition, to be a person of integrity in today's world means strengthening our commitment to peace, justice and equality. In this series of two programs we will explore the intersection between…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 21, 2017

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Volunteer with the Friends of Wisdom Prairie at an upcoming workday. Help improve the ecological health of the land, meet new people, work outside with old friends and have fun. Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register 1 days before the workday(s) you wish to attend.…

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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All ages are welcome to participate—little ones with a parent, and older students as readers and helpers with the teachers. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is usually scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Students are dismissed from worship to hear and learn about the scripture readings at their level. The children return later in the liturgy to receive communion.

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$28

Sacred Citizenship

May 16 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Our political choices are expressions of our moral and spiritual convictions. They enable us to have a voice in preserving our constitutional rights by electing women and men whose decisions will uphold the principles upon which our country was founded. Regardless of whether or not we identify ourselves with a particular religious tradition, to be a person of integrity in today’s world means strengthening our commitment to peace, justice and equality. In this series of two programs we will explore the intersection between…

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Outing to Horicon Marsh

May 17 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Spring Bird Migration at Horicon Marsh  Several knowledgeable birders will accompany us on a trip to visit the largest fresh water cattail marsh in the United States. Enjoy seeking out some of the more than 280 species of birds Horicon Marsh has to offer. Bring your bird book and binoculars—let’s go birding! This outing includes a trip into the marsh aboard a pontoon boat, lunch at the Audubon Inn, time in the DNR Explorium museum and a naturalist led walking tour. Meet the bus…

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The Forgiveness Path: Self-care for a Wounded Heart

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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When you have been hurt—physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually—forgiveness can be a gift to the perpetrator; but more importantly, it is a healing gift to offer yourself. Forgiveness is a journey and at times, an adventure. How do we forgive people in our lives, whether living, deceased, loved ones, enemies, or strangers who have hurt us? How do we forgive institutions or leaders within institutions that do harm to us or others? Together we will explore forgiveness as a spiritual practice and…

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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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We are happy to announce that we will be offering a childcare ministry, typically on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, during the Sunday Assembly liturgy. Adult care takers and teenage helpers will provide care for infants and toddlers in the hospitality room.

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Spring prairie tour

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Join Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong for a tour of the prairies at Holy Wisdom Monastery. May is a wonderful time for a tour as we may see migrating warblers and other birds. We also hope to come across lupine, shooting star, prairie phlox and spiderwort in flower as we walk the prairie. Leaders Sylvia Marek, expert naturalist and one of the best birders in our area. Greg Armstrong, director of land management and environmental education at Holy Wisdom Monastery. No…

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Ascension

May 28
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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All ages are welcome to participate—little ones with a parent, and older students as readers and helpers with the teachers. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is usually scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Students are dismissed from worship to hear and learn about the scripture readings at their level. The children return later in the liturgy to receive communion.

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$35

Dinner lecture

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Yahara 2070: Exploring the Future of the Yahara Watershed Steve Carpenter, Professor of Zoology, Director of the Center for Limnology at UW­Madison and Recipient of theStockholm Water Prize, which is often called the Nobel Prize for Water, will share with you the complex issuesconfronting the Yahara watershed and possible future conditions of our lakes, streams and watershed. Cost $35/person Register Register by May 17, 2017. Register online Download registration form and return to: Friends of Wisdom Prairie Holy Wisdom Monastery…

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June 2017

Exploring Benedictine Community Retreat

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - June 4 @ 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Experience the rhythm of prayer with the sisters of Holy Wisdom Monastery.  Learn more about Benedictine community life and our Benedictine Sojourner program. Come to connect with God, yourself and our sisters’ community. Leave with a full heart. This retreat is offered specifically for single women, ages 21-50. More  information at benedictinewomen.org/sojourners/exploring.  

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Pentecost

June 4
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Trinity Sunday

June 11
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ

June 18
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Outing to Lake Mendota

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Cruise on Lake Mendota with an expert limnologist, John Magnuson. Details coming soon

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Yoga & the Benedictine Way

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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5 biweekly sessions, Mondays, 9:30-11:00 am June 26, July 10, 24, August 7, 21, 2017 In both yoga and Benedictine life, conversion revolves around stability. Each session will physically explore this paradox plus one core Benedictine value through very simple yoga, adapted to be accessible to all, including bodies that have weathered some years. We’ll start with a brief presentation and include discussion time. Featured values will likely include listening, balance, hospitality, humility, and care for creation. Please wear non-restrictive…

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July 2017
Free

Evening tour

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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See wildlife and plants at dusk at Holy Wisdom Monastery. More details coming soon. No registration necessary, just come.

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Outing to Spring Green Prairie and Hemlock Draw

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for an outing to the Spring Green Prairie and Hemlock Draw led by Randy Hoffman. More details coming soon.    

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A Day Away: Time to reconnect with God, self and creation

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Looking for time away? Looking for a change? Take time away from busy schedules to just be, to pray, to reflect and to share with the sisters and other women. Come to connect with God, yourself and our sisters’ community. Leave with a full heart. This retreat is offered specifically for single women, ages 21-50. More information at benedictinewomen.org/a-day-away-reconnect.

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August 2017

Wisdom School: Arising From Sleep, Awakening to Love

Rule of St. Benedict as Wisdom Text

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - August 4 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate Program.  Learn more Moving beyond Introductory Level Wisdom Work, this 4-day retreat will follow the Benedictine rhythm of ora et labora (prayer and work) as participants continue to explore the path of inner spiritual transformation. Meditative silence, sacred chanting, conscious work, group teachings, and reflective dialogue will provide the framework for retreatants to enter deeply into the Christian contemplative tradition. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, August 4, 2017@12:30 pm…

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$35

Dinner lecture

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for dinner and lecture: How the Geology of our Area has Influenced the Land, led by David Mickelson. More details coming soon.

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Sunday Assembly art exhibit

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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September 2017

Listening With the Ear of Your Heart: Bridges to Contemplative Living series

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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New people welcome! This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate Program.  Learn more Using the Bridges to Contemplative Living booklets of short, inter spiritual writings by Thomas Merton and other interfaith authors, this series of eight small group gatherings is a rich process of listening, conversing, and shared companionship for the spiritual journey. Booklet #8: Seeing That Paradise Begins Now Fall class: 8 Wednesdays; 1:00-2:30 pm Sept 6, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13,  2017 To find…

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Centering Prayer I Meditation: The Basics

September 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate Program.  Learn more For those new to Centering Prayer or who desire a review of an Introductory Workshop, this series of six classes will look to Christian meditation as a means of transforming consciousness. Fall class: 6 Wednesdays; 3:30-5:00 pm September 6, 20; October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 2017 To find out more and register go to: http://www.contemplativepresence.org/new-products/the-basics-i

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The Transformed Heart: Spirituality, Religion, and the Struggle for Integrity

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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6 biweekly sessions, Thursdays September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 2017 Perhaps no issue more dominates contemporary religious conversation than the relationship between personal spirituality and institutional religion. In terms of religious practice, the fastest growing groups are those who claim to be “spiritual but not religious” and “the nones,” those who claim no affiliation with a particular religion. Yet far more numerous are those who choose to remain engaged in a religious tradition but want to…

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Prairie Rhapsody

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Prairie Rhapsody is the annual benefit concert supporting the life and work of Holy Wisdom Monastery. More details for the 2017 concert coming soon.

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Prairie Rhapsody benefit concert

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Prairie tour

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Autumn tour of the land at Holy Wisdom Monastery. More details coming soon. No registration necessary, just come.

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Contemplative Movie Night

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Title to be announced This is a Spiritual Deepening Council Associate program.  Learn more Join other spiritual seekers in the viewing of a film based on a contemplative way of being in the world, followed by time for reflective dialogue. Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @7:00 – 9:00 pm To find out more and register go to: http://www.contemplativepresence.org/new-products/contemplative-movie-night-ii

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Exploring Benedictine Community Retreat

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - October 1 @ 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Experience the rhythm of prayer with the sisters of Holy Wisdom Monastery.  Learn more about Benedictine community life and our Benedictine Sojourner program. Come to connect with God, yourself and our sisters’ community. Leave with a full heart. This retreat is offered specifically for single women, ages 21-50. More  information at benedictinewomen.org/sojourners/exploring.

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October 2017

Fall art exhibit opening reception

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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November 2017

A Day Away: Time to reconnect with God, self and creation

November 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Looking for time away? Looking for a change? Take time away from busy schedules to just be, to pray, to reflect and to share with the sisters and other women. Come to connect with God, yourself and our sisters’ community. Leave with a full heart. This retreat is offered specifically for single women, ages 21-50. More information at benedictinewomen.org/a-day-away-reconnect.

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Holiday Fair and Angel Tea

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Sheltered by Silence: A Guided Contemplative Retreat  

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Before he could hear God’s quiet voice, Elijah had to find refuge from his pursuers. Our pursuers include an overabundance of information and input from many sources. In this one-day silent retreat, we take shelter in stillness, where our spirits can heal and unfurl, and truths deep within us gently dawn on our awareness. The stillness need not be solitary. Indeed, a sense of community may be most profound when interactions are wordless. The language of the eyes, a smile,…

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December 2017

Honoring the Body: As Christ’s Presence Among Us 

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Our bodies are the source of ongoing human life, creating generations of new life. Throughout the Christian tradition the body has been anointed, baptized, purified, fed, fasted, vilified, chastened, celebrated, healed, and buried. Jesus took on a human body in order to be one of us and to experience what we experience as embodied beings. What does his embodiment tell us about our own? What are our bodies teaching us on our spiritual path?  How are our bodies Christ’s presence among…

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Exploring Benedictine Community Retreat

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - December 10 @ 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Experience the rhythm of prayer with the sisters of Holy Wisdom Monastery.  Learn more about Benedictine community life and our Benedictine Sojourner program. Come to connect with God, yourself and our sisters’ community. Leave with a full heart. This retreat is offered specifically for single women, ages 21-50. More  information at benedictinewomen.org/sojourners/exploring.

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