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Holy Wisdom Monastery

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4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
www.holywisdommonastery.org

March 2019

Daily prayer

March 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until March 31, 2019

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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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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Sunday Assembly

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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 donations…

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

March 24 @ 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 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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Anointing of the Sick

March 24 @ 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Wisdom Prairie Workday

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

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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Lenten Lunches

March 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am 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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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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Hospitality Sunday and Car Pool Sunday

March 31 @ 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 31, 2019

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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April 2019

Daily prayer

April 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 30, 2019

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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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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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

April 7 @ 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 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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Palm Sunday

April 14
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Holy Thursday

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

6:00 pm social 7:00 pm service

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Good Friday

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Easter Vigil

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Easter Sunday

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Dinner Lecture: The Virtues of Natural Land Management

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$40

The Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy and Friends of Wisdom Prairie join together to offer this dinner and panel discussion on the Virtues of Natural Land Management. The event will take place at Holy Wisdom Monastery.   Speakers Jeffrey Sledge will discuss the issues related to the health benefits of Natural Lands for volunteers and visitors who experience being in an ecological community. He is the Research Scientist and Director of the Health and Built Environment Lab at the University…

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Overview of Estate Planning and Planned Giving

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Join us for a seminar providing an overview of Estate Planning and Planned Giving by attorney Melinda Gustafson Gervasi. You will learn some basics about estate planning, the importance of having a plan and ways to leave gifts to favorite charities in addition to taking care of family. Presenter Melinda Gustafson Gervasi is a Madison attorney whose current practice focuses on estate planning and probate, where she guides clients through the process of creating an estate plan as well as administering…

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Grounds tour

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Sights and Sounds of Spring led by naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong Join us for a tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery lands in the spring when we can listen for the birds and frogs and see the exuberance of spring growth. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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Earth Day Sunday

April 28
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Blessing of New Sunday Assembly Members

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Kids on the Prairie

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

At Holy Wisdom Monastery we are blessed with acres of natural habitat lovingly restored. The monastery grounds support a diversity of plant and animal species which give us many opportunities to learn about God’s wonderful work in Creation. The Benedictine value of care for the earth is fundamental to our existence. We want to share this value with all the communities of Holy Wisdom, including our children and youth. To help children gain an appreciation for the natural world and…

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May 2019

Daily Prayer

May 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 31, 2019

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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Sacred Citizenship

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

Becoming a Better Ally to the African American Community led by Rev. Joan Crawford “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. Are you ready to collaborate with others to dismantle systemic racism? Do you have the skills to be an effective ally to people of color? Are your well-intentioned comments sometimes perceived as insults to black folks? Join Joan Crawford for this day-long retreat that will…

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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 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 incorporate…

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Art Exhibit Opening Reception

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

A Still Life by Jeanette Zissell Holy Wisdom Monastery is pleased to present A Still Life art exhibit featuring the multimedia drawings of Jeanette Zissell. The art exhibit will run May 10 through July 31, 2019. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm (excluding holidays) and Sundays, 10-11 am. Opening Reception All are welcome to attend the opening reception on May 10, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The evening will include a brief reflection by the artist at 6:00 pm, plus…

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Kids on the Prairie

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

At Holy Wisdom Monastery we are blessed with acres of natural habitat lovingly restored. The monastery grounds support a diversity of plant and animal species which give us many opportunities to learn about God’s wonderful work in Creation. The Benedictine value of care for the earth is fundamental to our existence. We want to share this value with all the communities of Holy Wisdom, including our children and youth. To help children gain an appreciation for the natural world and…

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Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Caring for Common Ground

May 31 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 2:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$95

Education for Spiritually-Based Ecological Restoration People from diverse religious (and non-religious) traditions and spiritual practices are invited to learn together how to do ecological restoration that helps to heal the land, and to share how their faith perspectives inform their environmental commitments. Join and become part of an interfaith restoration community of practice. What is Caring for Common Ground? Caring for Common Ground is an educational program convened by Holy Wisdom Monastery, in collaboration with the Earth Partnership (UW-Madison) program,…

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June 2019

Oblate Candidates Only Retreat

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

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Daily prayer

June 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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ECCSR Immersion

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - July 1 @ 10:00 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Immersion experiences for the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) The cohort of 19 clergy will live and learn together from June 21 – July 1, 2019 and again from January 24-29, 2020. The program includes participation in the rhythms of the Monastery’s prayers, as well as group time for learning and sharing how to experience renewal for their service to congregations. Apply by April 1, 2019.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/   To apply, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program-application/  

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Kids on the Prairie

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

At Holy Wisdom Monastery we are blessed with acres of natural habitat lovingly restored. The monastery grounds support a diversity of plant and animal species which give us many opportunities to learn about God’s wonderful work in Creation. The Benedictine value of care for the earth is fundamental to our existence. We want to share this value with all the communities of Holy Wisdom, including our children and youth. To help children gain an appreciation for the natural world and…

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July 2019

Wisdom Prairie Workday

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

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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Oblate Anniversary Retreat

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

Celebrating 20 Years: Oblates for the Future More details coming soon.

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Grounds tour

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Summer in the Prairie Join naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong on a summer tour of the Holy Wisdom Monastery grounds. We will have a chance to enjoy the exuberance of growth and vibrant colors of the prairies. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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Wisdom Explorers

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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August 2019

Outing to Nachusa Grassland

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie on this unique outing to the Nachusa Grassland in Franklin Grove, Illinois. Learn about this grassland that is home to a bison herd. More details coming soon.

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September 2019

Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Benedictine Retreat

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

Transformation of Consciousness led by Nancy Sylvester, IHM More details coming soon.

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October 2019

Grounds Tour: Autumn Color Tour

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

This tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery lands in the autumn will give us a chance to enjoy the brilliant colors of trees and the many vivid colors of the prairie flowers. Naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong lead the tour. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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Sunday Assembly General Meeting

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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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

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January 2020

ECCSR Immersion

January 24, 2020 - January 29, 2020
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Immersion experiences for the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) The cohort of 19 clergy will live and learn together from June 21 – July 1, 2019 and from January 24-29, 2020. The program includes participation in the rhythms of the Monastery’s prayers, as well as group time for learning and sharing how to experience renewal for their service to congregations.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/        

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