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September 2018

Benedictine Retreat – Hospitality and Compassion: An Exploration of Tibetan Compassion Practices and Benedictine Hospitality

September 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$150

Open to the public Join well-known teacher of Tibetan meditation practices and professor of Buddhist Studies at Boston College, John Makransky, Dr. Paul Knitter and Sister Lynne Smith and for this short retreat. We will explore how the Tibetan Buddhist understandings and practices of wisdom and compassion can help provide a contemplative foundation for the Benedictine ideal of active hospitality toward all. The retreat will consist of teachings by John, commentary by Paul and Sister Lynne, and practices of guided…

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November 2018

Oblate retreat (open to the public)

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$135

Benedict for Baby Boomers: Aging Gracefully in the Footsteps of St. Benedict led by Trisha Day The Rule of St. Benedict is filled with timeless wisdom and practical insights for people regardless of how old they are. Nevertheless, it’s worth paying attention to what Benedict has to say about the “elders” of the monastery, pointing out that they are to be respected for the wisdom they have acquired. Unfortunately, those of us who live in our own fast paced, youth…

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January 2019

Oblate Convergence of Circles

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$15

Members of all 4 Oblate Governing Circles (Leadership, Vision, Candidate Formation, and Program Circles) gather annually to reaffirm who we are as a community and vision who we would like to be going forward. This year we will review insights about the future of Oblates from the Midwest Woodland Oblate Conference (at St Meinrad's Archabbey) and the National Oblates of the Future Symposium (at St Gertrudes, Cottonwood, Idaho). Schedule Program takes place in the Retreat and Guest House room 110   8:30 am Morning Prayer 9:00-11:30…

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March 2019

Oblate retreat – open to the public

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - March 24 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$135

The Spiritual Practice of Friendship led by Brad Lutz Looking at our experience, Scripture and the Rule, we will consider that friendship is more than being friendly—it is a spiritual practice that opens us to the workings of God's grace. Our sessions will include time for reflection and sharing as well as didactic. Facilitator: Brad S. Lutz is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served congregations in PA, OH, IL and FL, where he is…

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May 2019

Oblate retreat—open to the public

May 3 - May 5
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$135

Howard Thurman, African American Mystic and Prophet led by Rev. Joan Crawford “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman Learn about Howard Thurman, one of the great spiritual leaders of the 20th  century.  As a spiritual mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. he advised him during a critical time in his life and he greatly influenced King to…

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June 2019

Oblate Candidates Only Retreat

June 1
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$50

This is a 1-day retreat for oblate candidates only. Cost $50, includes lunch and dinner Location Sun Room in the Retreat and Guest House at Holy Wisdom Monastery Registration Details coming soon

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July 2019

Oblate Anniversary Retreat—open to oblates and candidates only

July 12 - July 14
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Celebrating 20 Years: Oblates for the Future Come and celebrate 20 years of our unique oblate community at Holy Wisdom! Let us gather and share our history, our wisdom, our future…and a bit of fun!!! This is our special time to celebrate who we are. Registration Register for the retreat by June 28, 2019. Register for housing at the monastery by June 21, 2019. For oblates and candidates only. Online registration Download registration form Return to: Oblate retreat Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road…

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September 2019

Benedictine Retreat

September 20 - September 22
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$135

Contemplation—A Transformative Practice Needed at this Time  led by Nancy Sylvester, IHM Through the lens of the Wisdom tradition, Jesus calls us to transformation—to become fully alive. This call to become our authentic selves is the transformation possible through contemplation. Jesus calls us to see in new ways—to wake up. Through contemplative practice, we develop the capacity to see in new ways which is critically needed if we are to address the injustices we face out of a new consciousness.…

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November 2019

Oblate Contemplative Retreat

November 8 - November 10
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Benedictine Stability:  Connection to our corner of earth with The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp A weekend of community in monastic prayer and practice This retreat is open to oblates and oblate candidates only. More details coming soon. Registration Register by October 25, 2019. There is a 50% refund before the October 25, 2019 registration deadline, no refund after the deadline. Register online Download registration form Return to: Oblate Retreat Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M Middleton, WI 53562

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December 2019

Reception & Lecture: The Life and Spirituality of Thomas Berry – CANCELLED

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

This program has been cancelled Join us for an inspiring evening focusing on the Life and Spirituality of Thomas Berry presented by nationally-know speakers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was one of the twentieth century’s most profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity’s relationship to Earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times. He began his studies in Western history and religions and expanded…

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