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Holy Wisdom Monastery

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4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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August 2018

Daily prayer

August 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 31, 2018

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

All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer: 7:35 am-7:55 am: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Saturday) 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer (Every day) 11:45 am-12:00 pm: Midday Prayer (Tuesday-Friday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:00 pm: Lectio Divina (Saturday); in the Formation office area 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer (Tuesday-Sunday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:55 pm-5:15 pm: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Friday)

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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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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2018

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

We are happy to announce that we will be offering a childcare ministry, typically on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, during the Sunday Assembly liturgy. Adult care takers and teenage helpers will provide care for infants and toddlers in the hospitality room.

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Sunday Assembly

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 30, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Sharing communion at Sunday Assembly.

Experience inclusive, ecumenical worship at Sunday Assembly Each Sunday, we gather for worship as a community. Through scripture readings, prayer and sharing the Bread of Life around a common table, we respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Do this in memory of me.” Our Assembly shares concern for social justice and peace; we embrace works of charity and care for the earth. For example, we serve dinner at Luke House, a community meal program, on the second Tuesday of the month and…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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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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Hospitality Sunday and Car Pool Sunday

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 30, 2018

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

Hospitality Sunday is the last Sunday of the month. All are encouraged to bring food to share.  It is also a time for the Sunday Assembly community to meet and get to know other members and visitors. Carpool Sunday: gift your neighbors and Mother Earth by sharing a ride.

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 23, 2018

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

All ages are welcome to participate—little ones with a parent, and older students as readers and helpers with the teachers. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is usually scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Students are dismissed from worship to hear and learn about the scripture readings at their level. The children return later in the liturgy to receive communion.

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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

Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

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

We are happy to announce that we will be offering a childcare ministry, typically on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, during the Sunday Assembly liturgy. Adult care takers and teenage helpers will provide care for infants and toddlers in the hospitality room.

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

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

All ages are welcome to participate—little ones with a parent, and older students as readers and helpers with the teachers. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is usually scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Students are dismissed from worship to hear and learn about the scripture readings at their level. The children return later in the liturgy to receive communion.

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Social Justice Group

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

The work of the Sunday Assembly Council is to serve as a resource and advisor to the prioress and to oversee the ministries, committees and activities of Sunday Assembly for the nurturing and sustaining of the Sunday Assembly community within the framework of Benedictine spirituality.

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Autumn tour

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Enjoy the beauty and interest of Holy Wisdom Monastery's natural lands in the autumn on a guided tour. Meet at the monastery building entrance after Sunday Assembly worship. Free. No registration necessary, just show up. All are welcome.

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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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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Prairie Rhapsody

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$50

Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia For this year's Prairie Rhapsody benefit concert, Holy Wisdom is thrilled to present Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia, a unique blending of music, literature, history and justice. In honor of the centennial of Willa Cather's iconic novel, My Ántonia, award-winning composer, Brent Edstrom, has created a musical tribute to Willa's life and work, featuring himself on piano, the vocal talents of tenor, Scott Miller, and renown violinist Tana Bachman-Bland. This remarkable trio will perform at Holy Wisdom Monastery…

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Friendship Sunday & Blessing of New Members

September 30
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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October 2018

Friends of Wisdom Prairie Outing to Dells of the Eau Claire and Birds in Art Show

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

Naturalist Sylvia Marek will lead us through the Dells of the Eau Claire County Park, where we hope to see some spectacular fall color and bold geologic features along the river. We will have a picnic lunch at the park, then drive to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau to see the Birds in Art show. This may be the best bird art show anywhere. Limit 50 people. Cost: $75/person, includes bus, lunch and tours Registration: Register by…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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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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Wisdom Prairie Workday

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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Sunday Assembly general meeting

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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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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Wisdom Prairie Workday

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

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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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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Friends of Wisdom Prairie Annual Meeting & Dinner Lecture

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$40

Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for their Annual Meeting and Dinner Lecture by photojournalist Michael Kienitz. Iceland's Vanishing Beauty  Michael Kienitz, an award winning photojournalist,  has been visiting Iceland for several years, recording, through photographs, the rapidly disappearing glaciers.  He uses "old timers" from Iceland to guide him into some very out of the way places.  The images are haunting and amazing and clear physical evidence of climate change. Speaker: Michael Kienitz has been a photographer for more than…

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Oblate retreat (open to the public)

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

Retreat led by Nancy Sylvester, IHM, founder of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue More details coming soon.

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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