Memorial service for Dick Wagner postponed

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

The memorial service and visitation for Dick Wagner, scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2022 has been postponed. We will include the new date once it is set.

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 ...

ECCSR immersion

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

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 ...

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 ...

Ash Wednesday Services

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Ash Wednesday Services and Distribution of Ashes, March 2, 2022 Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. This time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving begins with the traditional receiving of ashes. Midday Prayer and Distribution of Ashes – 11:45 am in the oratory (lower level of the monastery building) Evening Service – 5:30 pm in the monastery building assembly room (main level of the monastery building). This evening service will also be available on our livestream. Click here to go to the livestream. The Soup Supper usually held after the Ash Wednesday evening service will not be held this ...

Holy Wisdom Monastery Orientation Series

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

Holy Wisdom Monastery is a place of welcome where we strive to build community with all who come through our doors. In 2022, we are launching the Holy Wisdom Monastery Orientation Series to: welcome new and returning people to the monastery deepen relationships help people become more informed about Holy Wisdom Monastery. There will be monthly opportunities, starting after Sunday worship from 10:15-11:15 am. Come to all or pick the ones that you are interested in. March 20: Tour of the Award-winning Monastery Building April 3: Meet the Sisters May 1: Sunday Liturgy, Liturgical Ministries & You June 12: Sunday ...


Climate Change Workshop

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

How do you respond to climate change which is changing our world in ways that will affect every living being? What informs your choices? These are important questions that each of us face. That is why the Sunday Assembly Climate Action team is organizing Zoom presentations with local experts who can share realistic choices with us. Mar. 22: Water The second workshop, Mar. 22, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, will focus on water. More details coming soon. Participants will be asked to complete a survey of personal choices related to water after registering. Cost The workshop is free for participants. Registration ...

Living and Dying: Dilemmas Facing the Modern Age

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

All are welcome to join Living & Dying – Dilemmas Facing the Modern Age, a 3-part series introducing and exploring end of life considerations. In this free educational series, we explore how to best prepare ourselves and our loved ones as we face the life and death decisions that will come for all of us. Bring your questions as we navigate these difficult topics together. You are welcome to register for one or multiple sessions in the series.  For those not able to attend in person, experience the series virtually by watching a recording that will be shared following each ...

Living into Silence: Contemplative Practices for Lent

Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI

March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 pm via Zoom New to Lent or contemplative practices? All are welcome to learn the basics of spiritual practices in this virtual series. Together, let’s lean away from the stress of life, focus on your personal needs so you can be present to yourself and others, nurture your spirit and learn how to use silence. Cost: $25 for 4 session series.    


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