Awakening to Unconditional Wisdom and Compassion

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Lama John Makransky, who led the Benedictine retreat at Holy Wisdom in 2016 with Paul Knitter and Sister Lynne Smith, OSB, is coming back to Madison to teach a 5-day silent retreat. Lama John will be joined by one of his teaching partners, Dr. Paul Condon, a Buddhist practitioner and social psychologist who draws on psychology to help people deepen their meditation experience.        

$375

Feast of Benedict & Scholastica Brunch

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Join us after 9:00 Sunday Assembly worship on July 10, 2022 for the Feast of Benedict and Scholastica Brunch from 10:00-11:30 am. Build community with others and enjoy delicious food. We will provide a main dish and are asking all who attend to bring a dish to share. In addition, Sacred Beauty – Community Art Exhibit Opening will happen at the same time. View art by members of the Community of Communities in the art gallery. To help us know how many will attend, please click the button to register. If you've already registered for Sacred Beauty – Community Art ...

Free

Living & Dying Series

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Planning Your Funeral Sunday, Jun. 26 at 11:00 am Cremation or casket burial? Why deny yourself the privilege of making your own testimony of faith at the time of your death? A clergy member will discuss how to plan for a Christian funeral and memorial service.        

ECCSR immersion

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

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 ...

ECCSR Brunch

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

The ECCSR is hosting a brunch following 9:00 am Sunday Assembly to meet and hear from pastors in the 2022 cohort. The brunch will occur on the final full day of their 11-day immersion and the pastors and co-directors look forward to this opportunity to express gratitude to the communities of Holy Wisdom for the many ways people have supported and contributed to the Contemplative Renewal Immersion.  Cost There is no fee for this brunch Register Please register by July 3, 2022 so we know how much food to prepare. Click the button below to register.          

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)    

Holy Wisdom Monastery Orientation Series

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Outdoor Tour & Friends of Wisdom Prairie Caring for the earth is part of our mission, rooted in Benedictine values of stability and respect for all of creation. Learn through a tour of the land about the history of land restoration at Holy Wisdom Monastery and be inspired by the beauty of prairie, woodlands and Lost Lake. Rain date: July 31, 2022          

Free

Recurring

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:  includes brief shared responses to the reading 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 the Holy One even more ...

Recurring

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 ...

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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
Office hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm, M-F Email Us

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