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Advent: For What Do We Hope?

November 28

Free

During Advent we contemplate Jesus’ birth story in the Gospel of Matthew, allowing its particular character and unique features to comfort troubled souls and to magnify our hope.

This is an opportunity to deepen your observance of the Advent season, to find a quiet and somber refuge from the hype and hoopla accompanying the rush to Christmas.

“The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This Advent series is four sessions, offered in-person and online via Zoom on the four Mondays of Advent. Each session will focus on a particular element of Matthew’s birth narrative: genealogies and origins, dreams, epiphanies, and the less told story of the death of the innocents.

  • At Holy Wisdom Monastery (RGH room 10), 10:00-11:30 am
  • Online via Zoom, 6:30-8:00 pm

Session 1 – Wisdom – Nov. 28
Session 2: Clarity – Dec. 5
Session 3: Signs – Dec. 12
Session 4: Consolation – Dec. 19

Leader

Pam Shellberg is the director of spiritual nourishment at Holy Wisdom Monastery. She is presenting this event because:

  1. The story people know about Jesus’ birth is usually the ‘Christmas pageant’ version, which combines elements from the stories from the gospels of Matthew and Luke, two very different stories with two very different purposes; this study takes a focused look at the story in Matthew, considers its lesser well-known features and invites participants into a contemplative experience of Jesus’ birth in troubled times.
  2. A little bible study is always good for the soul, but especially in Advent.
  3. Bible study is part of the balance of Benedictine life.
  4. Advent is a season of hope, and it can be helpful for us to turn to sacred texts and symbols to explore the nature and character of our hope.
  5. She has been an assistant professor of New Testament and eager to share from her learning and experience.
Cost

There is no fee to attend.

Registration

Please register for either the in-person (10:00-11:30 am) or the online (6:30-8:00 pm) opportunity by Nov. 22, 2022.

Details

Date:
November 28
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

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

Organizer

Pam Shellberg
Phone:
608-836-1631, x126
Email:
pshellberg@holywisdommonastery.org

During Advent we contemplate Jesus’ birth story in the Gospel of Matthew, allowing its particular character and unique features to comfort troubled souls and to magnify our hope.

This is an opportunity to deepen your observance of the Advent season, to find a quiet and somber refuge from the hype and hoopla accompanying the rush to Christmas.

“The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This Advent series is four sessions, offered in-person and online via Zoom on the four Mondays of Advent. Each session will focus on a particular element of Matthew’s birth narrative: genealogies and origins, dreams, epiphanies, and the less told story of the death of the innocents.

  • At Holy Wisdom Monastery (RGH room 10), 10:00-11:30 am
  • Online via Zoom, 6:30-8:00 pm

Session 1 – Wisdom – Nov. 28
Session 2: Clarity – Dec. 5
Session 3: Signs – Dec. 12
Session 4: Consolation – Dec. 19

Leader

Pam Shellberg is the director of spiritual nourishment at Holy Wisdom Monastery. She is presenting this event because:

  1. The story people know about Jesus’ birth is usually the ‘Christmas pageant’ version, which combines elements from the stories from the gospels of Matthew and Luke, two very different stories with two very different purposes; this study takes a focused look at the story in Matthew, considers its lesser well-known features and invites participants into a contemplative experience of Jesus’ birth in troubled times.
  2. A little bible study is always good for the soul, but especially in Advent.
  3. Bible study is part of the balance of Benedictine life.
  4. Advent is a season of hope, and it can be helpful for us to turn to sacred texts and symbols to explore the nature and character of our hope.
  5. She has been an assistant professor of New Testament and eager to share from her learning and experience.
Cost

There is no fee to attend.

Registration

Please register for either the in-person (10:00-11:30 am) or the online (6:30-8:00 pm) opportunity by Nov. 22, 2022.

Details

Date:
November 28
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Organizer

Pam Shellberg
Phone:
608-836-1631, x126
Email:
pshellberg@holywisdommonastery.org

During Advent we contemplate Jesus’ birth story in the Gospel of Matthew, allowing its particular character and unique features to comfort troubled souls and to magnify our hope.

This is an opportunity to deepen your observance of the Advent season, to find a quiet and somber refuge from the hype and hoopla accompanying the rush to Christmas.

“The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This Advent series is four sessions, offered in-person and online via Zoom on the four Mondays of Advent. Each session will focus on a particular element of Matthew’s birth narrative: genealogies and origins, dreams, epiphanies, and the less told story of the death of the innocents.

  • At Holy Wisdom Monastery (RGH room 10), 10:00-11:30 am
  • Online via Zoom, 6:30-8:00 pm

Session 1 – Wisdom – Nov. 28
Session 2: Clarity – Dec. 5
Session 3: Signs – Dec. 12
Session 4: Consolation – Dec. 19

Leader

Pam Shellberg is the director of spiritual nourishment at Holy Wisdom Monastery. She is presenting this event because:

  1. The story people know about Jesus’ birth is usually the ‘Christmas pageant’ version, which combines elements from the stories from the gospels of Matthew and Luke, two very different stories with two very different purposes; this study takes a focused look at the story in Matthew, considers its lesser well-known features and invites participants into a contemplative experience of Jesus’ birth in troubled times.
  2. A little bible study is always good for the soul, but especially in Advent.
  3. Bible study is part of the balance of Benedictine life.
  4. Advent is a season of hope, and it can be helpful for us to turn to sacred texts and symbols to explore the nature and character of our hope.
  5. She has been an assistant professor of New Testament and eager to share from her learning and experience.
Cost

There is no fee to attend.

Registration

Please register for either the in-person (10:00-11:30 am) or the online (6:30-8:00 pm) opportunity by Nov. 22, 2022.

Details

Date:
November 28
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Organizer

Pam Shellberg
Phone:
608-836-1631, x126
Email:
pshellberg@holywisdommonastery.org

During Advent we contemplate Jesus’ birth story in the Gospel of Matthew, allowing its particular character and unique features to comfort troubled souls and to magnify our hope.

This is an opportunity to deepen your observance of the Advent season, to find a quiet and somber refuge from the hype and hoopla accompanying the rush to Christmas.

“The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This Advent series is four sessions, offered in-person and online via Zoom on the four Mondays of Advent. Each session will focus on a particular element of Matthew’s birth narrative: genealogies and origins, dreams, epiphanies, and the less told story of the death of the innocents.

  • At Holy Wisdom Monastery (RGH room 10), 10:00-11:30 am
  • Online via Zoom, 6:30-8:00 pm

Session 1 – Wisdom – Nov. 28
Session 2: Clarity – Dec. 5
Session 3: Signs – Dec. 12
Session 4: Consolation – Dec. 19

Leader

Pam Shellberg is the director of spiritual nourishment at Holy Wisdom Monastery. She is presenting this event because:

  1. The story people know about Jesus’ birth is usually the ‘Christmas pageant’ version, which combines elements from the stories from the gospels of Matthew and Luke, two very different stories with two very different purposes; this study takes a focused look at the story in Matthew, considers its lesser well-known features and invites participants into a contemplative experience of Jesus’ birth in troubled times.
  2. A little bible study is always good for the soul, but especially in Advent.
  3. Bible study is part of the balance of Benedictine life.
  4. Advent is a season of hope, and it can be helpful for us to turn to sacred texts and symbols to explore the nature and character of our hope.
  5. She has been an assistant professor of New Testament and eager to share from her learning and experience.
Cost

There is no fee to attend.

Registration

Please register for either the in-person (10:00-11:30 am) or the online (6:30-8:00 pm) opportunity by Nov. 22, 2022.

Details

Date:
November 28
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Organizer

Pam Shellberg
Phone:
608-836-1631, x126
Email:
pshellberg@holywisdommonastery.org

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