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Benedictine Retreat

September 20 - September 22

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 days will consist of presentations, processes, and times of prayer and quiet.

Nancy Sylvester, IHM founded the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue in 2002 in response to her experiences working for justice and right relationships in church and in society. She serves as President of the Institute and as Executive Director designing, planning, and implementing, the Institute’s various programs. Nancy brings to this project her commitment to dialogue and collaborative work style and her belief that the impasse being experienced currently in the work of transformation of church and society requires a contemplative response.

More details coming soon.


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


Kathleen Wessels
608-836-1631, x267