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Holy Week: A Time to Retreat

March 29 - April 1


This retreat provides Christian women the opportunity to participate in the liturgies of Holy Week with the sisters of Holy Wisdom Monastery. Participants share in conversation with the sisters reflecting on themes of the week and their own life stories. Participants will consider the various ways that new life, new imagination, new vision can arise from dead ends, and chaos. In addition to the liturgies and meals with the community, the days include ample silence and solitude along with time for individual and group reflection.

Sister Lynne Smith, OSB has been a sister at Holy Wisdom Monastery since 2000. Prior to entering the monastery she served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with churches in Kansas and Iowa. Sister Lynne is a trained spiritual guide, loves working in the garden and the prairie and serves as co-director of formation at the monastery.

6:00 pm, Thursday, March 29 – 11:00 am, Sunday, April 1, 2018

$225, includes overnights, meals on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Sunday; scholarships available, contact Sister Lynne

Register by March 15, 2018
There is a 50% refund until the registration deadline, no refund after the deadline.

Personal retreats during Holy Week
The Holy Week Retreat is only open to women, but men (and women who aren’t interested in the Holy Week Retreat) are welcome to arrange a personal retreat in our retreat and guest house during Holy Week. Join us for liturgies and meals and plan the rest of the time as you wish. Information about arranging a personal retreat can be found on our Personal Retreats webpage.


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


Sister Lynne Smith

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