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Holy Wisdom Monastery

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4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
www.holywisdommonastery.org

September 2019

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

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 18, 2019

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$125

Registration closed, retreat full. The transformed heart What does it mean to embrace and follow a spiritual path with personal integrity? In this six-session exploration of the complex relationship between personal spirituality and religious belonging we will read Tom Zanzig’s book, The Transformed Heart. Using contemplative dialog, lectio divina, and open conversation, our aim is for participants to reflect on their own experience of seeking a spirituality to ground their lives, whether that is outside organized religion or within a…

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Fall Art Exhibit Opening Reception

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Fall art exhibit September 27 – December 15, 2019 Holy Wisdom Monastery is pleased to present an art exhibit featuring two artists: The Light of Being by Marcia Getto and Passing Through by Kay Gundlach Opening reception September 27, 2019; 5:00-7:00 pm This unique exhibit opens on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Enjoy beverages and appetizers while you view the art. The artists will each make a brief presentation starting at 6:00 pm and can answer questions about…

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Sunday Assembly

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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 donations…

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Hospitality Sunday and Car Pool Sunday

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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.

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New Member Blessing

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Our entire community has been richly blessed by the many individuals, couples and families who have found a spiritual home with us! At our Sunday worship on September 29, we will offer a special blessing for new members who have joined us since April. All are welcome to share in hospitality after worship.

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October 2019

Wisdom Prairie Workday

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

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! Please note, we will have 3 workdays…

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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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Grounds Tour: Autumn Color Tour

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

This tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery lands in the autumn will give us a chance to enjoy the brilliant colors of trees and the many vivid colors of the prairie flowers. Naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong lead the tour. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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Kids on the Prairie

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

At Holy Wisdom Monastery we are blessed with acres of natural habitat lovingly restored. The monastery grounds support a diversity of plant and animal species which give us many opportunities to learn about God’s wonderful work in Creation. The Benedictine value of care for the earth is fundamental to our existence. We want to share this value with all the communities of Holy Wisdom, including our children and youth. To help children gain an appreciation for the natural world and…

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Sunday Assembly General Meeting

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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A Day Away – Stability

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$50

Stability Benedictine stability is the capacity to be still, staying with the unfolding of one’s life in a context of relatedness. The strength of stability gives us a base. When we stay in relation to place, community and Spirit, we have a place to land, to ground – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Join us as we explore the Benedictine value of stability. Leaders Claudia Greco, RN, MS, is an Oblate of Holy Wisdom Monastery and certified to provide Spiritual Guidance.…

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Sacred Citizenship

October 29 @ 5:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

Dia de los Muertos and Immigration Stories This Sacred Citizenship event will open with a special Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) evening prayer in the assembly room. Attendees will be asked to bring a remembrance of a loved one who is no longer living to create an altar. In Mexico Dia de los Muertos is a national holiday that is celebrated from October 31-November 2. This is not a sad holiday, but rather a celebration to demonstrate…

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November 2019

A Weekend Away

November 2 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$120

Finding Joy in the Midst of Loss What do the Rule of Benedict and Day of the Dead have in common? These two ancient traditions can help us to move through death, loss and mourning and find joy in life again. Using these traditions we will reflect on what is most important in our lives and look for ways joy and new life can emerge from loss and death. At this retreat you will: Experience the Liturgy of the Hours:…

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Oblate Contemplative Retreat

November 8 - November 10
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Led by Rev. Heidi Haverkamp This retreat is open to oblates and oblate candidates only. More details coming soon. Registration Register by October 25, 2019. There is a 50% refund before the October 25, 2019 registration deadline, no refund after the deadline. Register online Download registration form Return to: Oblate Retreat Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M Middleton, WI 53562

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January 2020

ECCSR Immersion

January 24, 2020 - January 29, 2020
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Immersion experiences for the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) The cohort of 19 clergy will live and learn together from June 21 – July 1, 2019 and from January 24-29, 2020. The program includes participation in the rhythms of the Monastery’s prayers, as well as group time for learning and sharing how to experience renewal for their service to congregations.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/        

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July 2020

ECCSR immersion

July 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - July 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Immersion experiences for the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) The cohort of 19 clergy will live and learn together from July 10 – July 20, 2020 and from January 22-27, 2021. The program includes participation in the rhythms of the Monastery’s prayers, as well as group time for learning and sharing how to experience renewal for their service to congregations.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/

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January 2021

ECCSR immersion

January 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - January 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Immersion experiences for the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) The cohort of 19 clergy will live and learn together from July 10 – July 20, 2020 and from January 22-27, 2021. The program includes participation in the rhythms of the Monastery’s prayers, as well as group time for learning and sharing how to experience renewal for their service to congregations.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/

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