Dedicated to caring for the earth
at Holy Wisdom Monastery

Embracing our land as a sanctuary for all

Holy Wisdom Monastery is home to a diverse and beautiful ecosystem that includes restored prairie, oak savanna, woodlands, wetlands and a glacial pond.  Four miles of walking trails weave throughout the property.
Ensuring that the land remains a shared place for restoration, healing, connection and growth relies on support from our community.

Friends of Wisdom Prairie

Ambassadors for environmental stewardship

Since 2014, Friends of Wisdom Prairie have supported the sisters’ mission to care for the earth by contributing financial support, volunteer labor, and a growing community of advocates.  Examples of projects made possible by the commitment and support of Friends of Wisdom Prairie include:
  • restoring 53 acres of former crop land to diverse prairie
  • environmental education programs reaching 100s of people every year
  • surveys and species counts documenting a healthy and diverse ecosystem

Benefits of Membership

As a member of this community, we invite you to:

  • grow your understanding of place-based ecology and spirituality
  • Appreciate the best view in Madison in a peaceful, contemplative setting
  • Find community and participate in restoration projects and surveys
  • Celebrate the past, present and future connections of people to this land
  • Enjoy the spiritual satisfaction of helping the sisters care for the earth

Join us today!

Can we count on your support?

Help support the environmental efforts at Holy Wisdom by becoming a Friend of Wisdom Prairie.  Register online and join today.  For more information, contact Amy Alstad at aalstad@holywisdommonastery.org, 608-836-1631, x123.

Looking for summer intern

Help care for the earth through ecological restoration and stewardship of 190 acres of prairie and oak savanna.

Duties include: invasive species control, native seed collection, trail maintenance, environmental education, ecological inventories & monitoring, mapping & interpretive signage and more. Specific duties can be tailored to the interests and strength of the applicant.

Applicants must be 18 or older.

Learn more