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Oblate retreat (open to the public)

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018


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 oriented culture can easily lose sight of that kind of wisdom because it’s often drowned out by trends, priorities and behaviors that run counter to what we know in our hearts to be of lasting value.  All the more reason to turn to the Rule of Benedict (RB) for reminders. That’s the purpose of this weekend retreat. It will focus on specific passages from the RB that can help us move into “elderhood” by dealing with the challenges of being older while embracing those things about it that are filled with grace.

Trisha Day spent many years as a member of the Associates of the Iowa Cistercians (similar to Benedictine Oblates). She has presented numerous retreats on Benedictine and Cistercian spirituality for lay persons and has written a number of publications based on the Rule of St. Benedict. She is the author of two books, “Inside the School of Charity – Lessons from the Monastery,” and “Less than Fully Catholic – Losing my Religion Finding my Faith.”

Full retreat registration: $135


Friday only: $70
Saturday only: $100
Sunday only: $70

Housing at the monastery (available on a first come, first served basis until full) Housing full
Single room Friday night only: $64
Shared room Friday night only: $80 ($40 per person)

Single room Saturday night only: $64
Shared room Saturday night only $80 ($40 per person)

Single room Friday and Saturday: $128
Shared room Friday and Saturday: $160 ($80 per person)

Register for the retreat by October 26, 2018. Register for housing at the monastery by October 19, 2018. Registration closed
50% refund available until the registration deadline. No refund after registration deadline.


November 9, 2018
November 11, 2018
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Holy Wisdom Monastery*
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States


Kathleen Wessels
608-836-1631, x267

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4200 County Road M
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608-836-1631, x100
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