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Holy Wisdom Monastery

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4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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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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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

September 23 @ 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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Sunday Assembly

September 23 @ 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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Sunday Assembly Council Meeting

September 23 @ 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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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 A classic of American literature, My Ántonia by novelist Willa Cather was first published in 1918. To celebrate the anniversary, award-winning composer Brent Edstrom created a song-cycle based on the novel which follows two pioneer children coming of age on the Nebraskan prairie.  The performance will feature Brent Edstrom on piano, tenor Scott Miller and violinist Tana Bachman-Bland. Join us for an evening of music, literature, and history. The evening begin at 5:30 pm with a reception including beverages and appetizers.…

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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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Hospitality Sunday and Car Pool Sunday

September 30 @ 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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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: Registration closed.

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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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Sunday Assembly Childcare Ministry

October 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 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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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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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

October 14 @ 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

October 14 @ 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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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 Childcare Ministry

October 21 @ 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 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 @ 5:15 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
$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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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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