Celebration of Community

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

You're invited! The sisters at Holy Wisdom Monastery have built a nurturing community of communities. On Sunday, September 26, 2021, help us rejoice with all the communities by attending Celebration of Community! This celebration honors the sisters and their promises to monastic life. It also provides an opportunity to welcome many of you back to the monastery and bless all of you who form these communities. Don’t miss this day of ritual, liturgy, laughter, sharing, delicious food and fun! Learn more and RSVP at https://holywisdommonastery.org/celebration-of-community/

Caring for Common Ground

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Caring for Common Ground Education for Spiritually-based Ecological Restoration People from diverse spiritual/religious (and non-religious) traditions are invited to learn together how to heal the land and restore relationships and spirit! Workshop Topics: Dialogue about intersections of faith and contemplative spirituality, ethics, and environmental care Hands-on experience in land care Strategies for engaging others in spiritual ecological action Reflection and fellowship Come as a member of a group, or as an individual. Holy Wisdom Monastery is an ecumenical, inclusive Benedictine community committed to prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth. All are welcome! More information Learn more and register ...

Friends of Wisdom Prairie Annual Meeting & Lecture

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

The 2021 Friends of Wisdom Prairie Annual Meeting will feature a lecture on bird migration by Matt Reetz, executive direction of Madison Audubon.  We will begin the program with a brief annual meeting featuring nominations for new Friends of Wisdom Prairie Council members and a look back at some of our favorite accomplishments and moments from 2021.  Due to concerns about COVID, the event will take place virtually via Zoom. Speaker Matt Reetz, Executive Director of Madison Audubon After diverse experience in academic, state agency, private and non-profit worlds, Matt feels he now has the perfect job as the Executive ...

$12

Conserving and restoring grassland and savanna ecosystems in an era of global change

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Grassland and savanna ecosystems contain lots of biodiversity, but have been lost and degraded at high rates and face new threats due to climate change. This presentation will cover information from long-term observational and experimental studies to document the drivers of change and how restoration and conservation practices can protect these habitats into the future. Participants will learn about the broader context of prairie restoration surrounding the care for the Earth work we do at Holy Wisdom Monastery.  Speaker Dr. Ellen Damschen is an ecologist at UW Madison. Her research covers topics related to climate change, landscape ecology and prescribed ...

Kids on the Prairie

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Learn about caring for the earth Kids on the Prairie is an experience for children and adults to learn about nature and explore the monastery grounds. All are welcome at the next Kids on the Prairie, Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 10:15-11:30 am at Holy Wisdom Monastery.

Free

Art, Science and Ecological Conscience

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Join us for the art exhibit opening, Art, Science and Ecological Conscience, featuring the artwork and presentation of nationally renowned landscape and wildlife artist, Terrill Knaack. The exhibit will include his original oil painting, A Prairie Meditation, painted at the Monastery and showcased in the gallery at Holy Wisdom. The program will include a presentation from the artist, ample opportunity to appreciate the art plus a chance to converse with the artist. The exhibit will remain through the summer. Artist Terrill Knaack – Following graduation from UW-Madison, Terrill was the understudy of Owen Gromme, the curator of zoology at the ...

$50

Sacred Land Retreat

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Holy Wisdom Monastery occupies the ancestral homeland of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Join us on Saturday, May 14th to hear Justice Green, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, speak about the land where Holy Wisdom stands and the history of the indigenous people there. He will also talk about plants on the prairie and their traditional uses. There will be time for guided reflection and a tour of the land by Friends of Wisdom Prairie. This is a blended retreat, offered both onsite and virtually for those who are unable to attend in person. The retreat is jointly sponsored by Friends ...

$60

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. May 15 – Spring beauty – exploring Lost Lake, digging into geology, frogs, turtles, edible plants, mosses CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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. June 12 It is nesting season. Miracles of life are happening all around. Join Kids On the Prairie as we check out a Bluebird nest and look for other signs of nesting birds. Find foods that birds feed their nestlings. We'll explore early prairie flowers blooming on Wisdom Prairie and as many insects as we can find there. Juneberries are one of the earliest edible fruits on our native shrubs. Maybe we'll find some. Binoculars will be available for families to use. Meet at ...

Sacred Beauty – Community Art Exhibit Opening

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

We are excited to announce our community-wide art exhibit opening reception, to be held Sunday, July 10, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 am at Holy Wisdom Monastery. This experience celebrates the expression of creativity found within our community of communities, including members of the Benedictine Women of Madison, Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal, Friends of Wisdom Prairie, Oblates, Sunday Assembly, Coworkers, Volunteers, Donors, Retreatants and Board of Directors. The art exhibit opening reception is hosted in partnership with the Sunday Assembly’s Feast of St. Benedict and Scholastica brunch. Join for this complimentary experience and consider sharing a dish to pass. All ...

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