Myth #209 – All nuns prefer black

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Not necessarily. Benedictine Women of Madison prefer green.

On October 15, 2014 we posted a link to an article about the newest solar panels on our “green” monastery building and retreat and guest house, but the story begins much earlier:

“Benedictine women in Wisconsin are practicing new (and ancient) ways to save the earth, starting with the home front. New growth has a history of springing to life at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, Wisconsin — and that’s just fine with the Benedictine sisters there.”

These lines introduce Sister Act, an article by Betsy Shirley, published in Sojourners Magazine, which details the history of our “green” monastery and our mission to weave prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth into a shared way of life. Pictured here, the sisters and a volunteer enjoy the results of prairie restoration at Holy Wisdom Monastery.

Interested in experiencing this way of life?
Consider our Benedictine Sojourner program.

Interesting in working with us and support our care for the earth?
Consider joining the Friends of Wisdom Prairie.

Interested in other myths we like to dispel?
See our Myth Busting series.

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