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A Day Away

January 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


A Day Away Retreat at Holy Wisdom Monastery
with Christina Roberts and David McKee – retreat full

Listening to God, Ourselves, One Another and the Earth

“Listen carefully, my child, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” So begins the Prologue of The Rule of St. Benedict. “Listen” is the very first word in The Rule. Endeavoring to listen with the ear of the heart is a foundational practice in the Benedictine way of life. It is the basis for all the other Benedictine values of hospitality, humility, stability, and conversion of life. Through listening well, we deepen our relationships with ourselves, with one another, and with the earth, and, thereby, we may deepen our relationship with God.

Listening is a simple practice, but it isn’t easy and it requires our sincere effort. It particularly involves the work of stilling our bodies, calming our hearts, and quieting our minds, so that we are better able to attend to the voice of God as it arises within, between, and among us.

Christina Roberts and David McKee will be your guides for a day devoted to cultivating the practice of listening through solitary reflection and prayer, contemplative dialogue and group sharing and communing with the land (weather permitting).  Participants are encouraged to bring with them any materials they already utilize for self-cultivation, such as journals, drawing and painting, or other creative vehicles.


Christina Roberts is an Oblate of Holy Wisdom Monastery and local pastor of Foundry414 church. She enjoys leading retreats for people, exploring contemplative prayer and particularly likes helping Gen X & Millennials connect to ancient rhythms and practices. Christina lives in Madison with her husband and three young children.

David McKee is an Oblate of Holy Wisdom Monastery and member of Sunday Assembly. He leads silent retreats, teaches classes on contemplative practices and preaches at Sunday liturgies. He is especially interested in the growing dialogue between Buddhism and contemplative Christianity. David is a practicing psychotherapist and haiku poet.

$50, includes lunch

Retreat full – registration closed
A 50% refund is available until the January 4, 2019 registration deadline, no refund after the deadline.

If you would like to be on a waiting list for this retreat, please contact Sister Lynne Smith at lwsmith@benedictinewomen.org or 608-831-9305.


January 12, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States


Amanda Conway
608-836-1631, x100

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4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
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