Loading Events

← Back to Events

Holy Wisdom Monastery

+ Google Map
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
www.benedictinewomen.org

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

June 2018

Daily prayer

June 18
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 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 (Tuesday-Friday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:00 pm: Lectio Divina (Saturday); in the Formation office area 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer (Tuesday-Sunday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:55 pm-5:15 pm: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Friday)

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

June 20 @ 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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Hospitality Sunday and Car Pool Sunday

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 30, 2018

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

Hospitality Sunday is the last Sunday of the month. All are encouraged to bring food to share.  It is also a time for the Sunday Assembly community to meet and get to know other members and visitors. Carpool Sunday: gift your neighbors and Mother Earth by sharing a ride.

Find out more »

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Find out more »

Sunday Assembly

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 30, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Sharing communion at Sunday Assembly.

Experience inclusive, ecumenical worship at Sunday Assembly Each Sunday, we gather for worship as a community. Through scripture readings, prayer and sharing the Bread of Life around a common table, we respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Do this in memory of me.” Our Assembly shares concern for social justice and peace; we embrace works of charity and care for the earth. For example, we serve dinner at Luke House, a community meal program, on the second Tuesday of the month and…

Find out more »
July 2018

Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Find out more »

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Find out more »

Social Justice Group

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

July 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. 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…

Find out more »

Group Spiritual Direction: An Introduction and Exploration

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

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 Relationships 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 another as we make a connection in which everyone's needs are valued. This includes our own needs…

Find out more »

Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Find out more »

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

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

Wisdom Explorers

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Save the date for a day on the prairie for youth connected with Holy Wisdom Monastery's Sunday Assembly, ages 5 to 16. The Wisdom Explorers will seek connection to God and creation through a nature walk, hands-on activities, song, prayer and togetherness. The exploration will start at 2:00 p.m. and conclude in the early evening with dinner for the whole family and roasted marshmallows over a campfire. Registration information to follow. Contact tonygibart@gmail.com with questions. Register online

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

July 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…

Find out more »

Sapphire Soirée

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

You are invited to a celebration honoring 65 years of faith & service by the Benedictine Women of Madison at Holy Wisdom Monastery! This sapphire anniversary gala will feature Reception Plated Dinner Service Concert by Father Bob Koopmann Learn more and register

Find out more »

A Weekend Away

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

A spiritual retreat for women Experience Benedictine hospitality as you connect with God, self and others Share your faith journey with other women and the sisters. Join the sisters in prayer and contemplative Scripture reading. Walk on our nature trails. Spend time in personal reflection and journaling. Attend a Christian worship service rich with tradition that reflects 21st century values and is open to all. Find renewal in our beautiful setting. Our religious community of Benedictine sisters—Catholic and Protestant women…

Find out more »
August 2018

Memories – Summer Art Exhibit

August 5
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

The third annual exhibit of artwork by Sunday Assembly members, Friends of Wisdom Prairie members, Oblates or monastery volunteers is scheduled for August 5 – October 7, 2018. The monastery Art Jury will choose work for the exhibit based on the Benedictine values of beauty, balance and simplicity. Because of space limitations, only two-dimensional work that can be hung using the existing gallery hanging system will be accepted. Artists are invited to submit work for consideration by sending photos of…

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

August 8 @ 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…

Find out more »

Friends of Wisdom Prairie dinner lecture with Claudio Gratton

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

Please join us for a reception and dinner at Holy Wisdom Monastery with the Friends of Wisdom Prairie. After dinner we will have the good fortune of having Claudio Gratton, professor of entomology at UW-Madison, enlighten us about the important role that insects and other invertebrates play in the ecology of grasslands. This will be interesting and aid the Friends of Wisdom Prairie in their efforts to help the sisters care for the earth. Cost: $35 Register: Registration deadline: August…

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

August 22 @ 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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »
September 2018

Wisdom Prairie Workday

September 5 @ 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…

Find out more »

Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

September 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.

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

September 19 @ 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…

Find out more »

Benedictine Retreat – Hospitality and Compassion: An Exploration of Tibetan Compassion Practices and Benedictine Hospitality

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - September 23 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$150

Open to the public Join well-known teacher of Tibetan meditation practices and professor of Buddhist Studies at Boston College, John Makransky, Dr. Paul Knitter and Sister Lynne Smith and for this short retreat. We will explore how the Tibetan Buddhist understandings and practices of wisdom and compassion can help provide a contemplative foundation for the Benedictine ideal of active hospitality toward all. The retreat will consist of teachings by John, commentary by Paul and Sister Lynne, and practices of guided…

Find out more »
October 2018

Wisdom Prairie Workday

October 3 @ 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…

Find out more »

A Weekend Away

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

A spiritual retreat for women Experience Benedictine hospitality as you connect with God, self and others Share your faith journey with other women and the sisters. Join the sisters in prayer and contemplative Scripture reading. Walk on our nature trails. Spend time in personal reflection and journaling. Attend a Christian worship service rich with tradition that reflects 21st century values and is open to all. Find renewal in our beautiful setting. Our religious community of Benedictine sisters—Catholic and Protestant women…

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

October 17 @ 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…

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

October 31 @ 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…

Find out more »
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…

Find out more »

Oblate retreat (open to the public)

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.

Find out more »

Wisdom Prairie Workday

November 14 @ 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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events

Subscribe to Blog

Subscribe to our blog posts and website updates and receive notifications by email.

Newsletter Sign-Up

Sign up for our newsletter to receive free event, worship, and volunteer opportunity information.

Contact Info

Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
Email Us
Map