Community & Belonging: Women’s Retreat

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Are you seeking community? In this women’s retreat find community with other women as you share stories and questions from your spiritual journey. Spend 24 hours in the company of women in the rhythm of prayer, reflection and sharing. Includes an overnight, lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday, communal prayer, Ecumenical Eucharist and lectio divina (prayerful reading of Scripture). You will have time for yourself and time for group sharing. Leave with a sense of belonging. Schedule Saturday10:00 am – Arrival & Welcome10:30 am – Sharing12:00 pm – Lunch | Personal Time | Sharing4:00 pm – Lectio ...

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Dinner & Dialogue: Food for the Journey

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Are you curious about what goes on in a monastery? Are you searching for a place to share questions of meaning and spirituality with other women? If you aren't familiar with the sisters, come to evening prayer and dinner at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Explore how the monastery can support you in your faith journey and offer spiritual practices as you strive for balance in your life.* If you plan to attend Community & Belonging: Women's Retreat, you are already registered for this meal. Schedule 4:15 pm – Arrival4:30 pm – Evening Prayer4:55 pm – Centering Prayer5:15 pm – Dinner and ...

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Centering Prayer Groups

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Centering Prayer Groups All are welcome to join our two centering prayer groups which meet on alternating Wednesdays. Both incorporate a short reading and time for silent prayer or meditation. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm Retreat & Guest House Room 10 Includes a short walking meditation in between periods of seated meditation For more information contact Barb Abbott, 608-284-7424 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm Monastery Oratory – Two, 20 minute periods of seated meditation with a 5 minute break For more information contact Carole Kretschman, 608-233-7390 We feel the presence of the Holy One even more strongly than when ...

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Children’s Ministry

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Children ages 6-9 are invited for some learning and prayer time during Sunday Assembly's Liturgy of the Word. If you have questions or you are an adult interested in listening to God with the children (willing to sit along as a second adult), contact Sarah Wilkin Gibart.

Body, Heart, Spirit: Integrative Health

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Body, Heart, Spirit: Integrative Health will be a presentation and conversation about: Integrative health; the relationship between health, the human experience and the environment The encouragement of participants, as medical patients, to make integrative and proactive choices that promote fullness of health and well-being in body and spirit The balance between traditional and complementary alternative modes of medical treatment Speaker David Rakel, M.D. is professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UW-Madison, founder of the Integrative Health Program, recipient of the Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (the school's highest honor for ...

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Centering Prayer Groups

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Centering Prayer Groups All are welcome to join our two centering prayer groups which meet on alternating Wednesdays. Both incorporate a short reading and time for silent prayer or meditation. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm Retreat & Guest House Room 10 Includes a short walking meditation in between periods of seated meditation For more information contact Barb Abbott, 608-284-7424 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm Monastery Oratory – Two, 20 minute periods of seated meditation with a 5 minute break For more information contact Carole Kretschman, 608-233-7390 We feel the presence of the Holy One even more strongly than when ...

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Communities of Empowerment

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

“Our goal is to create a Beloved Community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” – Martin Luther King Jr Communities of Empowerment The purpose of our Communities of Empowerment series is to make us more conscious of what is evolving in our Cosmic, World and our Community of Communities here at Holy Wisdom. We are all interconnected. This series is evolving out of the new Board End: Members and guests of Holy Wisdom Monastery (HWM) work together in right relationship to learn, experience and practice Benedictine values through ...

Free

Centering Prayer Groups

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Centering Prayer Groups All are welcome to join our two centering prayer groups which meet on alternating Wednesdays. Both incorporate a short reading and time for silent prayer or meditation. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm Retreat & Guest House Room 10 Includes a short walking meditation in between periods of seated meditation For more information contact Barb Abbott, 608-284-7424 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm Monastery Oratory – Two, 20 minute periods of seated meditation with a 5 minute break For more information contact Carole Kretschman, 608-233-7390 We feel the presence of the Holy One even more strongly than when ...

Free

Wisdom Prairie Winter Tour

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Experience the seasonal beauty of Wisdom Prairie by coming out to explore the winter landscape. Experienced tour guides will lead small groups on routes of varying length through the restored prairies, savannas and woodlands of Holy Wisdom Monastery. If snow conditions permit, we will have some snowshoes available to borrow. All are welcome. Tour Guides Amy Alstad, along with several knowledgeable tour leaders from the Friends of Wisdom Prairie community will lead this winter tour.   Amy Alstad is the director of land management and environmental education at Holy Wisdom Monastery. She has a PhD in prairie ecology from UW ...

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Children’s Ministry

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Children ages 6-9 are invited for some learning and prayer time during Sunday Assembly's Liturgy of the Word. If you have questions or you are an adult interested in listening to God with the children (willing to sit along as a second adult), contact Sarah Wilkin Gibart.

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