Holy Wisdom Monastery weaves prayer, hospitality, justice
and care for the earth into a shared way of life.

Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal

Holy Wisdom Monastery received a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment for the creation of an Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal.

Learn About Holy Wisdom


Holy Wisdom Monastery is an ecumenical Benedictine community of communities, located near Madison, Wisconsin. Prayer, hospitality, justice and respect for all of creation form the heart of these communities. Our peaceful setting includes restored prairie, a retreat and guest house and a ‘green’ monastery building. Learn more about us and how you might find yourself at home here. All are welcome.


The doors of our monastery provide access to a variety of communities, groups of people who take inspiration from Benedictine values and spirituality: sisters, oblates, sojourners, a worshiping community and friends who are committed to caring for the earth. Learn more about becoming a part of one of these communities.

Visit us

In our Benedictine tradition we welcome all with respect and genuine hospitality. Reverence for all guests comes out of the Benedictine tradition of hospitality. We invite you to follow the links listed here under “Learn More” and join those who say, “When I come in the door, it feels like coming home.”


Our monastery is a spiritual and environmental resource for many. Sisters, coworkers, volunteers and friends provide time and energy to fulfill our mission. We also rely on private support to sustain our work. If Holy Wisdom has touched you in some way, consider donating your time or financial support.


Want to know learn more about us? Want to keep up with our latest news? We invite you to follow the links, listed here under “Learn More,” to our latest blog posts, Facebook page, calendar of events and latest news. And while you’re there, share your thoughts with us!

Links to learn more

> Newsletter
> Blog posts
In the news
Facebook page

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