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 many people.

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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
  • brochures describing and picturing flowers, trees and shrubs

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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

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Can we count on your support?

Help support the environmental efforts at Holy Wisdom by becoming a Friend of Wisdom Prairie. An annual household membership costs $45 and a lifetime membership costs $1,200.  Register online and join today.  For more information, contact Amy Alstad at, 608-836-1631, x123.

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