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March 2019

Sacred Citizenship

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$30

Odyssey Going Behind Bars Can you teach Socrates in prison? Should you? The highly successful UW-Odyssey Project took an unexpected turn last year when Jerry Hancock and Jean Feraca dared to bring a college-level arts and humanities program into Wisconsin prisons. Speakers Rev. Jerry Hancock, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, entered the ministry after working for more than 30 years in the criminal justice system. In February, 2006, Jerry became the Director of the Prison Ministry…

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A Weekend Away

March 30 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$120

A Weekend Away retreat— Finding Hope in the Midst of Suffering Led by Sisters Lynne Smith and Denise West March 30-31, 2019  9:00 am Saturday – 12:30 pm Sunday $120, includes a private overnight room, lunch and dinner on Saturday, brunch on Sunday and all programming All women welcome You are always welcome to extend your retreat. Contact Amanda Conway to check room availability. Retreat full, contact Sister Lynne Smith at 608-831-9305, lwsmith@benedictinewomen.org if you'd like to be added to a waiting…

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April 2019

Lenten Lunches Copy

April 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$30

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Lenten Lunches

April 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 10, 2019

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$30

Holy Wisdom Monastery presents four Lenten Lunches in 2019 Learning about Suffering from the Major Faith Traditions Suffering is a dominant theme in the Christian tradition during Lent. In this Lenten series, we will explore the theme of suffering in the major faith traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam to support our journeys of spiritual understanding and transformation. Barbara Brown Taylor says, “We need a God who knows about pain… It is not all that popular an idea, even…

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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

A Day Away

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$50

A Day Away retreat— Hospitality Led by Oblates Lisa Nelson and Judy Nolde Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:30 am-5:00 pm $50 for the day including lunch All women welcome Sorry no overnight accommodations are available on Friday and Saturday nights of this weekend Is there room for hospitality in your life? Do you want to welcome friends and strangers as if they were Christ? Learn how to practice Benedictine hospitality through respectful communication, and open up your life by turning outward.…

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July 2019

Summer Stewards

July 19 - July 28
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$50

A 10-day living experience at Holy Wisdom Monastery  for women ages 18-35 Learn more

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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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The Transformed Heart: Spirituality, Religion and the Struggle for Integrity

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 18, 2019

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

Registration closed, retreat full. The transformed heart What does it mean to embrace and follow a spiritual path with personal integrity? In this six-session exploration of the complex relationship between personal spirituality and religious belonging we will read Tom Zanzig’s book, The Transformed Heart. Using contemplative dialog, lectio divina, and open conversation, our aim is for participants to reflect on their own experience of seeking a spirituality to ground their lives, whether that is outside organized religion or within a…

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