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Oblate retreat (open to the public)

April 13 @ 3:30 pm - April 15 @ 1:00 pm

Beholding Beauty: The Art of the Benedictine Heart of God
Facilitated by Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D.

Beauty lures us, holds us and humbles us. The beautiful Heart of God empowers us, transforms us and allows us to be present without exception, in every place and for all time. Come and experience what a Franciscan discovered about the beautiful, Benedictine heart of God. See what is emerging in the contemporary church as the beauty of oblate commitment comes into full flower in the Age of the Laity.

Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D.
Franciscan, psychologist, theologian and artist, Sister Gabriele has dedicated over 30 years to spiritual deepening and sustainable human evolution in an earth-aware context. Sister Gabriele has served as a province councilor as well as vocation and formation director in her own Franciscan community. She trained in both process theology and Jungian-oriented depth psychology, and completed her Ph.D. work in these two disciplines at the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Sister Gabriele is an evocative presenter and facilitator. Known especially for her refreshingly practical spiritual perspectives, her work ranges from contemplative deepening sessions to comprehensive mutual inquiry into on-going communal transformation. Gabriele’s sessions are most often conversational, and offer an engaging blend of words, images and practice. She currently lives and works at the Christine Center in Willard, Wisconsin—a natural sanctuary for spiritual deepening and global transformation.

This retreat is sponsored by the Oblates of Holy Wisdom Monastery and open to the public. For more information contact us at oblates@benedictinewomen.org, 608-836-1631, x267.


Cost (does not include lodging):
Full Retreat Registration: $135

Partial Registration:
Friday only                            $ 70
Saturday only                       $100
Sunday only                           $ 70

Housing at the Retreat and Guest House – The registration deadline for housing in the Retreat and Guest House is March 24, 2018. The rooms will be filled on a first come, first served basis and you will be notified shortly after this request is received if you have a room or if you need to seek other housing.

Single room Friday night only: $64
Shared room Friday night only: $80 ($40 per person)

Single room Saturday night only: $64
Shared room Saturday night only: $80 ($40 per person)

Single room Friday and Saturday: $128.00
Shared room Friday and Saturday $160 ($80.00 per person)

Register for the retreat by March 30, 2018 and for lodging at the monastery by March 24, 2018.


April 13 @ 3:30 pm
April 15 @ 1:00 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States


Kathleen Wessels
608-836-1631, x267

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