Summer Stewards

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Are you looking for a meaningful summer experience that connects your faith with care for the earth? Be a Summer Steward at Holy Wisdom Monastery for 7 days. The program includes prairie and oak savanna restoration, vegetable gardening, reading and discussion around eco-spirituality and the Rule of Benedict, practicing contemplative prayer, and sharing your life story with others – all this while living in community on the monastery grounds.  We are an ecumenical community and encourage single women of any denomination to apply. July 18-24, 2022 (ages 18-35) Aug. 15-21, 2022 (ages 30-45)    

Recurring Event Sunday Assembly worship

Sunday Assembly worship

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

All are welcome! Join our Sunday Assembly and worship with us at 9:00 am at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Sunday Assembly is a unique worshiping community. Influenced by the Benedictine spirit and tradition, we welcome all to worship with us. We embrace unity around an open communion table, in fullness of equality for all people, and we pray together in inclusive language that draws from the best of the Christian tradition. Members of Sunday Assembly seek God in prayer and worship, community building, social justice practices, ecumenical hospitality and care for the earth consistent with the vision and mission of Holy ...

Recurring Event Centering Prayer Group

Centering Prayer Group

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Two centering prayer groups meet on alternating Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:00 pm, in the retreat and guest house, room 10. Both incorporate a short reading and time for silent prayer or meditation. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month: includes a short walking meditation in between periods of seated meditation 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of the month: two, 20 minute periods of seated meditation with a 5 minute break Attendance varies from 4 to 14, depending on the night, and all are welcome in both groups. Participants share these affirmations for this opportunity of engaging in centering prayer with others: We feel the presence of ...

Holy Wisdom Monastery Orientation Series

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Spiritual Growth Opportunities Including the Oblate Community In addition to Sunday liturgies, spiritual life is nourished through experiences such as daily Liturgy of the Hours, Centering Prayer, retreats, classes and workshops. The Oblates of Holy Wisdom Monastery, totaling nearly 150 members, form an ecumenical learning community of people who are diverse in backgrounds, ages and faith traditions. The Oblates find guidance in the Rule of Benedict and help one another to integrate Benedictine spirituality into their lives. Come learn about the vibrant Oblate community.          

Free

Kids on the Prairie

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Kids on the Prairie is an experience for children and adults to learn about nature and explore the monastery grounds. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Recurring Event Benedict on the Prairie

Benedict on the Prairie

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Benedict on the Prairie: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality for Friends of Wisdom Prairie & Other Community Members Join us for Benedict on the Prairie: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality. By attending, you will gain a deeper understanding of why the sisters care for the earth as part of our mission, and deepen your own spirituality. You will also get to experience being in community with Dr. Amy Alstad, Sister Denise West and other Friends of Wisdom Prairie members! Dates & Times Sep. 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm Cost There is no cost for this ...

Forest Therapy and Forest Bathing

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) is the practice of “bathing” in the atmosphere of the forest, absorbing health benefits from nature and entering into a deep communion with the environment. We will adapt this practice for a slow-paced hour-long walk and exploration at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Please wear walking shoes and dress for being outdoors. Leader Marian Farrior is the Restoration Outreach Coordinator at UW-Madison Arboretum, where she also co-leads the WI Master Naturalist training. She is a Permaculture teacher with the Madison Area Permaculture Guild and a certified Association and Nature and Forest Therapy guide. Cost $25/person, includes lunch Location Holy ...

$25

Hospitality Sunday

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

All are welcome to Hospitality Sunday following 9:00 am Sunday Assembly worship for a time of fellowship and food. You are invited to bring refreshments to share following the liturgy. Please provide a small sign if your treat includes nuts or alcohol.

Kids on the Prairie

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Kids on the Prairie is an experience for children and adults to learn about nature and explore the monastery grounds. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Holy Wisdom Monastery Annual Meeting

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Holy Wisdom Monastery Annual Meeting All are welcome to join the Holy Wisdom Monastery Annual Meeting, Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10:15 – 11:30 am. In the past this has been an annual meeting for Sunday Assembly. This year we include all the communities of community – we hope you can attend in person or via livestream. Join us to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, hear about the current state of the communities and aspirations for the future. The meeting agenda will offer important updates and new developments from the sisters and community leadership, a financial review and forecast and a ...

Free

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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
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