New books in the library—November 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! November 2019 Blustery winds stir bare tree branches. Piles of leaves and grinning jack-o-lanterns line the curbs. Plumes of smoke waft from chimneys and geese honk overhead as they make their way to warmer climes. The newspapers are full of Christmas ads…It must be November! It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to turkey dinners, pumpkin pies, and Black Friday shopping. Have I forgotten something? Besides football games? Yes! November is the month to be thankful for all the above and for all we’ve received throughout the year and throughout …

New books in the library—October 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! October 2019   More than 1,500 years ago, Benedict of Nursia wrote the Rule, a guide to living in community. Benedict’s Rule concentrated on hospitality, prayer, community life and how to create a balance among these different dimensions of life. The Rule proved to be timeless. It still has something to offer Christian women and men today.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collections:   A Benedictine Reader.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV.  The Heart of Meditation.  Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2016. Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s …

New books in the library—September 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! September 2019 School is back in session, and fall isn’t far behind. Take some time to enjoy the changing of the seasons and participate in a program or retreat at the monastery.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collections:   A Benedictine Reader.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV.  The Heart of Meditation.  Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2016. Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s Donkey.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Chia, Edmund.  World Christianity Encounters World Religions.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Delio, Ilia.  A Hunger for Wholeness.  New York, …

New books in the library—August 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! August 2019   Summer is half over and the stores are subtly (or not so subtly) reminding us that the school year will be starting again soon.   Before the hectic school year returns, take time to contemplate the beauty of summer, find some peace within and participate in a program at the monastery.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collections:   A Benedictine Reader.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s Donkey.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Chia, Edmund.  World Christianity Encounters World Religions.  Collegeville, …

New books in the library—July 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library!   July 2019   The monastery library, a quiet place with a beautiful view and stimulating reading, recently added the following books to its collection:   Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s Donkey.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Chia, Edmund.  World Christianity Encounters World Religions.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Heuertz, Christopher.  The Sacred Enneagram.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017. Homrighausen, Jonathan.  Illuminating Justice.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Hurd, Bob.  Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Irwin, Kevin W.  Context and Text.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley.  Prayers …

New books in the library—June 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! June 2019 Summer can be just as busy as any other time of the year. There are weddings to attend, family reunions and vacations to plan, farmer’s markets and outdoor concerts to enjoy. In the midst of all these activities we still need quiet time. Why not make time to for daily pray, seek out nature or discover the rich resources of the monastery library? We hope to see you soon.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Hurd, Bob.  Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People.  Collegeville, MN: …

New books in the library—May 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! May 2019   May is my favorite month of the year! Spring flowers are in bloom. Warm weather (hopefully) has arrived. The evenings are longer, which means there’s more time to enjoy the outdoors. There are graduations to attend and Memorial Day weekend to savor as our summer kick-off.   As part of your celebration of the month of May, attend daily prayer, stroll the nature trails, take a personal retreat, or visit the library and do some browsing.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   …

New books in the library—April 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! April 2019   As you celebrate Easter and the blossoming of spring foliage be thinking about how you can spread your joy of the season to others.  How about volunteering your time?  See how good it makes you feel.  Come to the monastery and enjoy daily prayer, the nature trails, or stop and browse the library’s many resources.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Irwin, Kevin W.  Context and Text.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Homrighausen, Jonathan.  Illuminating Justice.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Pryce, …

New books in the library—March 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! March 2019   The month of March usually brings some much needed spring-like weather, which in Wisconsin translates to rain instead of snow.  This year, however, it might be prudent to have both your shovel and your umbrella handy.  So while the weather bounces back and forth between snow and rain, consider visiting the monastery for weekday prayer, spiritual guidance, or attend a program.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Irwin, Kevin W.  Context and Text.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Homrighausen, Jonathan.  Illuminating Justice.  …

New books in the library—February 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! February 2019 Even if your New Year’s resolutions have gone by the wayside you can challenge yourself to continue showing goodwill towards family members, neighbors and coworkers. Yes, even the person who cut you off in traffic this morning. Since you’re not spending all that free time at the gym, you can still start the year out right. Come to Holy Wisdom Monastery for daily prayer, to walk the grounds, or reflect with a spiritual guide. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library recently added the following books to its …