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4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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April 2018

Daily prayer

April 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 30, 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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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. Join the party! 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…

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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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Beneath the Surface Art Exhibit

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

All are welcome to the opening reception for the spring art exhibit, Beneath the Surface, featuring photographs of well-known Madison locations seen in intriguingly unfamiliar ways. Photographer, Lisa Seidman crafts images emphasizing the furtive, fleeting, hidden and unnoticed. It's a perspective that brings new appreciation for familiar places by illuminating that which is just beneath the surface of the everyday. The exhibit opens Friday, May 4, 2018 with a reception held at Holy Wisdom Monastery from 5:00-7:00 pm. The evening will include a brief reflection by the artist at 6:00 pm and…

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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

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

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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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 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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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. Join the party! 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…

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

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

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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What does the Earth Ask of Us?

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

With Robin Wall Kimmerer | May 16, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm “We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a bag of rice and the exuberance of a field of goldenrod and asters at full bloom.” “Though the Earth provides us with all that we need, we have created a consumption-driven economy that asks,…

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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2018

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

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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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. Join the party! 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…

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 23, 2018

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

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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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 living in a monastery? 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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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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Caring for Common Ground

June 22 - June 24
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Interfaith ecological restoration training at Holy Wisdom Monastery People from different religious traditions and spiritual practices are invited to learn together how to do ecological restoration that helps to heal the land, and to share how their faith perspectives inform their care for the environment. Join and become part of an interfaith restoration community of practice! Workshop Topics: Concepts of ecological restoration, including hands-on skills for planning and implementing a restoration project Activities for engaging others in ecological education and…

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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 (open to the public)

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

Compassionate Communication: Right Relationship with myself and others Facilitated by Mary Hoddy, HWM Oblate, and Mary Kay Reinemann Assisted by Lynne Smith, Denise West, Paz Vital, and others from Madison Area Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups As Oblates, we value deep listening and having what Benedict calls right relationships, but it’s not always easy. Compassionate communication is the intention to stay present to one other as we make a connection in which everyone's needs are valued. This includes our own needs…

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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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A Weekend Away

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

More details coming soon

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August 2018

Experience Benedictine Life at the Monastery

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

Are you a single, Christian woman, ages 24-50, without dependent children and interested in living in a monastery? 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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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

Experience Benedictine Life at the Monastery

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

Are you a single, Christian woman, ages 24-50, without dependent children and interested in living in a monastery? 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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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
608-836-1631, x100
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