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August 2018

Thoughts, Tools and Lectio Divina: A Daily Pathway to Communicating with God

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$125

Based on Benedictine Sister Mary Margaret Funk’s “Matters” series of books, we will explore various kinds of afflictive thoughts that lead us into difficulties and learn spiritual tools that help us counter those thoughts. Lectio Divina and a variant, sustained lectio, are important tools on the pathway to communication with the Holy One. Listening deeply to the Divine within, we can come to see that our whole life is the practice of sustained lectio. Across the six classes we will…

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Group Spiritual Direction: An Introduction and Exploration

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$110

Whether you are new to group spiritual direction or wish to explore it further, this series of mornings is an introduction to group spiritual direction as prayer. Intended for people who want to explore their relationship with God, learn from listening deeply to others, and hold one another for the purpose of grounding and growth in Love. Each session will end with a reflection time. Silence will be threaded throughout each morning. Leaders: Carla Peterson is a member of Spiritual…

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Experience Benedictine Life at the Monastery

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

Are you a single, Christian woman, ages 24-50, without dependent children and interested in living in a monastery? This retreat is for you! Share a weekend with other women who are exploring their spiritual journey and seeking greater meaning in life Work, pray, eat and talk together with Benedictine sisters Learn how life in a monastery develops skills for personal, spiritual growth and community living Find renewal in our beautiful setting Learn about Benedictine Sojourners, an extended, 6-month community living opportunity at…

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Early Autumn Contemplative Movie Night: Eastern Mystics, Discovering the Sacred in the Ordinary

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$18

“In every generation there are people who reach out beyond the cultural and religious boundaries of their time, and even beyond the limits of their own thoughts, searching for answers to life’s deepest mysteries. We call these seekers mystics.  In this groundbreaking documentary, well-known mystics from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita, and Taoist traditions discuss their own awakening experiences, the nature of mysticism, religious tolerance, love and compassion, spiritual practices . . . They exhort us to discover The Sacred in the…

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September 2018

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

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - September 23 @ 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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October 2018

Sacred Citizenship

October 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

Sacred Citizenship:  The Connection between Politics and Spirituality Holy Wisdom Monastery is hosting a series of programs (April 10, May 1, October 9, October 30, 2018) designed to explore the interface between politics and the spiritual convictions that undergird our commitment to peace, justice and equality. Regardless of whether or not we identify ourselves with a particular religious tradition, being a person of faith in today’s politically divisive climate means honoring our responsibilities to one another, the environment, our country…

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A Weekend Away

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

A spiritual retreat for women Experience Benedictine hospitality as you connect with God, self and others Share your faith journey with other women and the sisters. Join the sisters in prayer and contemplative Scripture reading. Walk on our nature trails. Spend time in personal reflection and journaling. Attend a Christian worship service rich with tradition that reflects 21st century values and is open to all. Find renewal in our beautiful setting. Our religious community of Benedictine sisters—Catholic and Protestant women…

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Sacred Citizenship

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

Sacred Citizenship:  The Connection between Politics and Spirituality Holy Wisdom Monastery is hosting a series of programs (April 10, May 1, October 9, October 30, 2018) designed to explore the interface between politics and the spiritual convictions that undergird our commitment to peace, justice and equality. Regardless of whether or not we identify ourselves with a particular religious tradition, being a person of faith in today’s politically divisive climate means honoring our responsibilities to one another, the environment, our country…

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November 2018

Experience Benedictine Life at the Monastery

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$100

Are you a single, Christian woman, ages 24-50, without dependent children and interested in living in a monastery? This retreat is for you! Share a weekend with other women who are exploring their spiritual journey and seeking greater meaning in life Work, pray, eat and talk together with Benedictine sisters Learn how life in a monastery develops skills for personal, spiritual growth and community living Find renewal in our beautiful setting Learn about Benedictine Sojourners, an extended, 6-month community living opportunity at…

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