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Holy Wisdom Monastery

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

June 2019

Daily prayer

June 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 30, 2019

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)

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ECCSR Immersion

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - July 1 @ 10:00 am
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 again 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. Apply by April 1, 2019.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/   To apply, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program-application/  

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Summer Solstice Picnic

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

You are invited to attend our Summer Solstice Picnic from 5:00-9:00 pm on Holy Wisdom Monastery grounds.  Fun for all ages: food, music, games, face painting, nature walks and a campfire. An entrée will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs for outside seating. RSVP to jawodka@gmail.com by June 1, 2019.

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Sunday Assembly

June 23 @ 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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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

June 23 @ 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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Kids on the Prairie

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

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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Hospitality Sunday and Car Pool Sunday

June 30 @ 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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July 2019

Daily prayer

July 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2019

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 (on the lower level of the monastery building) 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)

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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

July 7 @ 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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Wisdom Prairie Workday

July 10 @ 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! Register one day or more before the…

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Oblate Anniversary Retreat—open to oblates and candidates only

July 12 - July 14
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Celebrating 20 Years: Oblates for the Future Come and celebrate 20 years of our unique oblate community at Holy Wisdom! Let us gather and share our history, our wisdom, our future…and a bit of fun!!! This is our special time to celebrate who we are. Registration Register for the retreat by June 28, 2019. Register for housing at the monastery by June 21, 2019. For oblates and candidates only. Online registration Download registration form Return to: Oblate retreat Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road…

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Summer Stewards

July 19 - July 28
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$50

A 10-day living experience at Holy Wisdom Monastery  for women ages 18-35 Learn more

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Grounds tour

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Summer in the Prairie Join naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong on a summer tour of the Holy Wisdom Monastery grounds. We will have a chance to enjoy the exuberance of growth and vibrant colors of the prairies. All are welcome. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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Wisdom Explorers

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join us for a day on the prairie for youth connected with Holy Wisdom Monastery. The Wisdom Explorers will seek connection to God and creation through a nature walk, hands-on activities, song, prayer and togetherness. The exploration for youth ages 5 to 16 will start at 2:00 p.m. There will be play time for families with younger children at 4:45 p.m. The day will conclude in the early evening with dinner for the whole family and roasted marshmallows over a…

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August 2019

Sacred Spaces – Summer Art Exhibit

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Sacred Spaces The 4th annual exhibit of artwork by Sunday Assembly members, Friends of Wisdom Prairie members, Oblates and monastery volunteers is scheduled for August 4 – September 22, 2019.  The monastery’s art jury will choose work for the exhibit based on Benedictine values such as simplicity, beauty and balance. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the monastery building, this year's exhibit theme and title will be Sacred Spaces. Submissions Artists are invited to submit work for…

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Outing to Nachusa Grasslands

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie on this unique outing to the Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, Illinois. Learn about this grassland that is home to a bison herd. More details coming soon. Photo from the Nachusa Grasslands website.

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Kids on the Prairie

August 18 @ 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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September 2019

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

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

Dates and times: September 9, 23; October 7, 21; November 4, 18, 2019 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm More details coming soon.

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Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

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

September 20 - September 22
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Transformation of Consciousness Rooted in Contemplation  led by Nancy Sylvester, IHM Today we are faced with most of our political, economic, cultural and ecclesial systems breaking down. Our usual approaches to change do not work. This retreat will explore that what is needed is a transformation of consciousness and that contemplation invites us to such a transformation. The needed capacities to engage with the tensions we experience deepen as we grow into our most authentic selves through contemplative practice. The…

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October 2019

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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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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November 2019

Oblate Contemplative Retreat

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

More details coming soon.

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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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