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Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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February 2018

Daily prayer

February 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 28, 2018

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

All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer: 7:35 am – 7:55 am: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Saturday) 8:00 am – 8:30 am: Morning Prayer (Every day) 11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Midday Prayer (Monday-Friday) 4:30 pm – 4:55 pm: Evening Prayer (Every day) 4:55 pm – 5:15 pm: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Friday)

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Lenten Lunch

February 28 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$30

Ecumenism: the Truth as One In this, the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation, we experience and explore the many voices of Christianity, and the call of the monastery to be grounded in (unity) ecumenism. Come for one or more sessions. All are welcome. $30/lunch. Wednesdays, 11:45 am-1:30 pm February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, 2018   February 28, 2018 | Hearts Strangely Warmed: the Essence of Methodism Leader: Rachel Olson’s vocational path in the United…

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March 2018

The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$125

What does it mean that Holy Wisdom Monastery is an ecumenical Christian monastery? What is the essence of Christianity that holds all Christians together in faith? In this six session course, last offered at Holy Wisdom in 2015, we will use Marcus Borg’s book, The Heart of Christianity, to explore that question. By examining the “emerging paradigm” Borg emphasizes the transformational aspect of Christianity that is about loving God and loving what God loves. Borg consistently aligns the emerging paradigm…

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Rooted in faith, transforming lives—65 years in photos

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Help us celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Benedictine Sisters coming to Middleton, WI. 6:00 pm – Enjoy cookies and coffee while viewing a photo exhibit spanning 65 years 6:45 pm – Listen to the Sisters tell about the 65 years at Holy Wisdom Monastery and about the many people who helped them on their journey All are welcome! Please register by March 1, 2018 There is no fee for this event, but we need to know how many cookies…

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Lenten Lunch

March 7 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Ecumenism: the Truth as One In this, the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation, we experience and explore the many voices of Christianity, and the call of the monastery to be grounded in (unity) ecumenism. Come for one or more sessions. All are welcome. $30/lunch. Wednesdays, 11:45 am-1:30 pm February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, 2018 March 7, 2018 | In Essentials, Unity. In Non-essentials, Liberty. In All Things, Love. Leader: The Rev. Staci Marrese-Wheeler is…

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Special commemoration of 65 years

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join us during and after Sunday worship as we commemorate the 65 years the Benedictine Sisters have been in Middleton, WI. March 11, 1953 is the day three Benedictine Sisters arrived by train from their home in Iowa to establish a monastery and girls high school. The worship service begins at 9:00 am and will include a special homily. After worship enjoy food and fellowship during a potluck brunch. Join in the celebration by bringing a dish to share. An anniversary…

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Lenten Lunch

March 14 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Ecumenism: the Truth as One In this, the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation, we experience and explore the many voices of Christianity, and the call of the monastery to be grounded in (unity) ecumenism. Come for one or more sessions. All are welcome. $30/lunch. Wednesdays, 11:45 am-1:30 pm February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, 2018   March 14, 2018 | The United Church of Christ: United and Uniting Leader: Tisha Brown is the Associate Conference…

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Lenten Taize Prayer

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join us for contemplative, Taize style prayer incorporating song, silence, meditation and spiritual readings in the monastery Oratory.

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A Day Away

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

A Day Away: Reconnecting with God, Self and Creation A retreat for single women, ages 30-50 Do you need a day away to unplug from your busy life and reconnect with yourself and God? Click here to learn more and register

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The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$125

What does it mean that Holy Wisdom Monastery is an ecumenical Christian monastery? What is the essence of Christianity that holds all Christians together in faith? In this six session course, last offered at Holy Wisdom in 2015, we will use Marcus Borg’s book, The Heart of Christianity, to explore that question. By examining the “emerging paradigm” Borg emphasizes the transformational aspect of Christianity that is about loving God and loving what God loves. Borg consistently aligns the emerging paradigm…

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Lenten Lunch

March 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Ecumenism: the Truth as One In this, the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation, we experience and explore the many voices of Christianity, and the call of the monastery to be grounded in (unity) ecumenism. Come for one or more sessions. All are welcome. $30/lunch. Wednesdays, 11:45 am-1:30 pm February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, 2018   March 21, 2018 | Always Reforming—a Journey of Renewal Leaders: Judy Nolde, Deacon, works as a chaplain for Triangle Community…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people 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 one day or more before the workday you wish…

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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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Holy Thursday

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join us for Holy Thursday: Social & hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm Service begins at 7:00 pm We gather to share the Word, serve each other in the washing of feet and share in the Eucharist. Our collection will assist Vera Court food pantry and the food pantry of Saint Vincent DePaul Society. The liturgy concludes with time for silent prayer.  

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Good Friday

March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join us for Good Friday service at 3:00 pm. All gather in silence. The liturgy features Four Passages from the Passion of John each followed by a short reflection. With simple chant, the cross is brought into the midst of the community. Through the veneration of the cross and prayers of intercession, we respond to the Passion of Jesus.

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Easter Vigil

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join us for the Easter Vigil: 7:30 pm service social & hors d’oeuvres follows We gather to hear the stories of salvation history. The liturgy continues with the lighting of the new fire and the Easter candle. The Exsultet is sung followed by the Liturgy of the Word, culminating in the great “Alleluia” and the Easter Gospel. The Easter water is blessed, then all join in the profession of faith. The Liturgy of the Eucharist follows.

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April 2018

Easter Sunday

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join us for Easter Sunday: 9:00 am worship and Eucharist Coffee and conversation follows Childcare is available during worship The day of resurrection continues the joy of the Vigil. We proclaim the Risen Christ in scripture, song, baptismal renewal and Eucharist.

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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 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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Wisdom Prairie Workday

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people 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!    

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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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Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

The work of the Sunday Assembly Council is to serve as a resource and advisor to the prioress and to oversee the ministries, committees and activities of Sunday Assembly for the nurturing and sustaining of the Sunday Assembly community within the framework of Benedictine spirituality.

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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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Wisdom Prairie Workday

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people 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!    

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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 8 @ 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 art, images, short readings, and reflection, participants will create their own collaged images of archetypal aspects of relationship with the Divine. Archetypes to be explored include God as Source; Self as Aspect of the Divine, and Nature as Revealer of God. Each session expands on the previous session allowing an ever deeper “Seeing of the Sacred.” Leaders: Kay DeWaide has a degree in art therapy.  She has worked for many years with adults and children in…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people 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!    

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people 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!    

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June 2018

A Weekend Away

June 1 - June 3
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Women of the Bible: Strength and Wisdom in Image and Word

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 new insights into the life and times of women in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Uniting Scriptural text with image and a wealth of theological insight, John Buscemi offers participants an opportunity to explore more deeply their own relationships with the women of the Bible in their own journey of faith. Leader: John Buscemi…

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Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

The work of the Sunday Assembly Council is to serve as a resource and advisor to the prioress and to oversee the ministries, committees and activities of Sunday Assembly for the nurturing and sustaining of the Sunday Assembly community within the framework of Benedictine spirituality.

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July 2018

Group Spiritual Direction: An Introduction and Exploration

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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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Oblate retreat

July 13 - July 15
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Right Relationships with Yourself and Others: Compassionate Communication  led by Mary Hoddy More details coming soon.

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Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

The work of the Sunday Assembly Council is to serve as a resource and advisor to the prioress and to oversee the ministries, committees and activities of Sunday Assembly for the nurturing and sustaining of the Sunday Assembly community within the framework of Benedictine spirituality.

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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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September 2018

Oblate retreat

September 21 - September 23
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Hospitality and Compassion: an Exploration of Tibetan Compassion Practices and Benedictine Hospitality led by John Makransky, Paul Knitter and Sister Lynne Smith More details coming soon.

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October 2018

Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

The work of the Sunday Assembly Council is to serve as a resource and advisor to the prioress and to oversee the ministries, committees and activities of Sunday Assembly for the nurturing and sustaining of the Sunday Assembly community within the framework of Benedictine spirituality.

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November 2018

Oblate retreat

November 9 - November 11
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Retreat led by Nancy Sylvester, IHM, founder of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue More details coming soon.

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December 2018

Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

December 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

The work of the Sunday Assembly Council is to serve as a resource and advisor to the prioress and to oversee the ministries, committees and activities of Sunday Assembly for the nurturing and sustaining of the Sunday Assembly community within the framework of Benedictine spirituality.

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4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
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