How justice can start from joy

Lynne Smith, OSB Living in Community Leave a Comment

About a month ago, I had a conversation about justice for a podcast with Christina Roberts, an oblate of Holy Wisdom and pastor at foundry414, a non-denominational Christian church in Madison, WI, and Dave Schmelzer, executive director and co-founder of the Blue Ocean Faith network. This month, instead of writing a blog, I share our conversation with you. In our conversation I shared some of the relationships with people coming to the monastery from Syria, India, and Guatemala that have touched my heart. It’s entitled, How justice can start from joy. You can listen here: https://www.blueoceanfaith.org/media/683449-2862709-1774550/131-how-justice-can-start-from-joy

Sacred Citizenship

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

Sacred Citizenship:  The Connection between Politics and Spirituality Holy Wisdom Monastery is hosting a series of programs (April 10, May 1, October 9, October 30, 2018) designed to explore the interface between politics and the spiritual convictions that undergird our commitment to peace, justice and equality. Regardless of whether or not we identify ourselves with a particular religious tradition, being a person of faith in today’s politically divisive climate means honoring our responsibilities to one another, the environment, our country and our world. Come for one or more sessions. Each program will begin with prayer and dinner, followed by speakers, …

Sacred Citizenship

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

Sacred Citizenship: The Connection between Politics and Spirituality Holy Wisdom Monastery is hosting a series of programs (April 10, May 1, October 9, October 30, 2018) designed to explore the interface between politics and the spiritual convictions that undergird our commitment to peace, justice and equality. Regardless of whether we identify with a particular religious tradition, being a person of faith in today’s politically divisive climate means honoring our responsibilities to one another, the environment, our country and our world. Come for one or more sessions. Each program will begin with prayer and dinner, followed by speakers, resource sharing and …

Social Justice Group

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MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY executive director Al Ripp will speak to the Sunday Assembly Social Justice Group at 10:30 AM Sunday, February 5, in the Board Room.  Established in 1980, MOM works to prevent homelessness and end hunger in the west Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains areas.  Partnering with businesses, area schools, faith communities, service agencies and numerous individuals, MOM provides food, clothing, housing assistance and emergency assistance to people in need, along with special services for seniors.  More information is available at: http://momhelps.org/.  For more information about the Social Justice Group, contact Dennis Collier at dennis.collier@hotmail.com or 608-516-1656.

Sister Joanne speaking to an oblate gathering

A call to justice: Benedictine perspectives on listening, right relationships and public witness

Joanne Kollasch, OSB Benedictine Bridge, Building Community, Living in Community, Spirituality Articles Leave a Comment

The Oblate retreat, February 19-21, 2016, brought together 66 Oblates of Holy Wisdom, women and men from near and far, to learn from the sisters about the ways justice is expressed in Benedictine life through listening, right relationships and public witness. The following reflections come from a presentation given by Joanne Kollasch, OSB, on February 19, 2016 (pictured above). Today if you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart. —Prologue, Rule of Benedict There are many ways to hear God’s voice if we are silent and listening, if we are able to “welcome one another with the courtesy of love.” …