New books in the library—December 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! December 2018 Why do we immediately think of gift buying, holiday decorating and parties when we think of December? Is it because we think the only way to celebrate Christmas is with trees and gifts and fancy food? Take time this Advent season to pray, meditate and reflect on what Christmas really is about and why we celebrate it. The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection: Berry, Wendell.  A Small Porch.  Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2016. Chittister, Joan.  A Little Rule for Beginners.  Erie, PA: Benetvision, 2018. Chittister, Joan.  …

New books in the library—November 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! November 2018 More than 1,500 years ago, Benedict of Nursia wrote the Rule, a guide for living in community. Benedict’s Rule concentrated on hospitality, prayer, community life and how to create balance among these different dimensions of life. The Rule proved to be timeless. It still has something to offer Christian women and men of the 21st century. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection: Berry, Wendell.  A Small Porch.  Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2016. Chittister, Joan.  A Little Rule for Beginners.  Erie, …

New books in the library—October 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! October 2018 Prayer, hospitality, and care for the earth are themes that underscore daily life and retreats at Holy Wisdom Monastery.  If you like the sound of that, come to the monastery and participate in a program or arrange a personal retreat or browse the library collections. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Berry, Wendell.  A Small Porch.  Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2016. Dallmayr, Fred R.  Spiritual Guides.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Gafney, Wilda.  Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah.  …

New books in the library—September 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! September 2018 The new school year is upon us, and the beginning of autumn isn’t far behind. Soon the trees will clothed in brilliant shades of orange, yellow, and red. And the crisp air will be filled with the sounds of Canadian geese winging their way south. Take some time to enjoy the changing of the seasons and participate in a program or arrange a personal retreat at the monastery or browse the library collections. We hope to see you soon.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its …

New books in the library—August 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! August 2018 Groan. If the store ads are any indication, the start of the new school year is looming closer and the summer clearance sales have begun. But there’s still plenty of summer to enjoy! Come to the monastery and use that time to admire a prairie ablaze with summer wild flowers or revel in the quiet coziness of the library or participate in daily prayer and reflections. The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection: Dallmayr, Fred R.  Spiritual Guides.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. …

New books in the library—July 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! July 2018   The monastery library, a quiet place with a beautiful view and stimulating reading, recently added the following books to its collection:   Dallmayr, Fred R.  Spiritual Guides.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Gafney, Wilda.  Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Gardner, Fiona.  The Only Mind Worth Having.  Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015. Hens-Piazza, Gina.  Lamentations.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Kiel, Micah.  Apocalyptic Ecology.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Kimmerer, Robin Wall.  Braiding Sweetgrass.  Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2013. Laffey, Alice.  Ruth.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, …

New books in the library—June 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! June 2018 Summer is here! If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to dig out the sunscreen, flip flops, swimsuits and lounge chairs and head to the beach.   Not a beach person? Don’t like sand between your toes? Then, how about a walk through acres of restored native prairie or along the banks of a 10,000-year-old glacial lake? Does a home-cooked, nutritious meal and good conversation in a comfortable setting sound appealing?   Why not plan a personal retreat at the monastery, where you can find numerous books to stimulate …

New books in the library—May 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! May 2018 For many of us, May signals the start of our outdoor activities—mowing, raking, gardening and barbeques. And if I didn’t have your attention after barbeques, how about graduation parties to attend, Mother’s Day to celebrate, and Memorial Day weekend to savor as the kick-off to summer.   As part of your celebration of the month of May, come to the monastery and participate in one of the Wisdom Prairie workdays, stroll the nature trails, or visit the library and browse through its many resources.   We hope to see you …

New books in the library—April 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! April 2018   Put the chocolate Easter eggs aside, if you haven’t polished them off already, and come enjoy spring at the Monastery. Attend daily prayer, stroll the nature trails, visit the library and do some browsing. We hope to see you soon.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Posa, Carmel. A Not-So-Unexciting Life.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2017. Laffey, Alice.  Ruth.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Kiel, Micah.  Apocalyptic Ecology.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Nowell, Irene.  Wisdom.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Merton, …

New books in the library—March 2018

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! March 2018   The month of March usually brings some much needed spring-like weather, which in Wisconsin translate to rain instead of snow. So, put the shovel away and dig out your umbrella. And consider visiting the monastery for weekday prayer, spiritual guidance, or browsing the library. We hope to see you soon.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Posa, Carmel. A Not-So-Unexciting Life.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2017. Laffey, Alice.  Ruth.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Kiel, Micah.  Apocalyptic Ecology.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. …