A Year of Unity: That All May Be One

Mary David Walgenbach, OSB Support Leave a Comment

As Christians, we journey through Lent and Jesus’ death toward the Resurrection – God’s promise of eternal life – and the celebration of Easter. In our daily lives we celebrate the coming of spring, the vaccine and the hope of brighter days ahead as we slowly emerge from the isolation wrought by the pandemic. Through both journeys we are reminded of the essential value of connectedness in the world today. Thus, we celebrate a year of unity, that all may be one, the phrase from the Gospel of John that is engraved above the entrance of the monastery building. It …

Healthy Hospitality goal met!

Amy Bonomie Hospitality, Support Leave a Comment

The pandemic has highlighted genuine concern about safety, cleanliness and social distancing in all our daily lives. With swift action and in less than 90 days, we are excited to announce that we met our $25,000 fundraising goal for the Holy Wisdom Monastery Healthy Hospitality Initiative. Generous donors provided the resources needed to invest in essential equipment and advanced technology. The enhancements will help create a safe space for you and your family for years to come, including plumbing upgrades and efficiencies, which will reduce water and energy consumption. Equipment and technology enhancements include: 3 electrostatic sprayers for 360-degree disinfection of …

#GivingTuesday: kicks off the season of giving

Car McGinley Benedictine Bridge, Support Leave a Comment

Thank you to all who donated to Holy Wisdom Monastery on #GivingTuesday! Your gifts now and throughout the year are needed and appreciated. Many of you received a year-end letter from us asking for donations to support the Benedictine Sojourner program, the Friends of Wisdom Prairie and where most needed. We hope you will consider a gift to support the vital ministries at Holy Wisdom Monastery. We will also send a reminder email after Christmas. Or follow this link and donate now! We would also love to hear why you donate to Holy Wisdom. If you are willing to share your …

Holiday Fair and Angel Tea

Holy Wisdom Monastery Benedictine Bridge, Sunday Assembly, Support Leave a Comment

by Monica Jefcoat, event and accounting assistant The Holiday Season is getting close and the Holy Wisdom Monastery has two very special events planned to kick-off the season in festive fashion. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, November 8, 2015, because you won’t want to miss them! The Holiday Fair provides an opportunity for shoppers to select amongst a wide variety of items at prices guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of even the most frugal. Christmas ornaments, home décor, handmade items, jewelry, collectibles, original artwork and many more items may be perfect for you or someone on your shopping list. Scrumptious …

Your legacy can live on

Car McGinley Benedictine Bridge, Support Leave a Comment

We all want to make a difference in this world. One way to ensure that your legacy can carry on is to make a planned gift. How does a planned gift work? You can decide now to leave a gift to an organization in your will. Upon your death, your will directs assets to your heirs and a bequest (gift) to an organization. You control your assets throughout your life and can modify the bequest at any time. You can usually direct your bequest to a particular area of interest at a specific organization. Plus there is no upper limit …