Myth #263 – Smart women don’t live in monasteries

Holy Wisdom MonasteryLiving in Community, Myth busting Leave a Comment

Sister Joanne relaxed and smiling

Come and see for yourself. At Holy Wisdom Monastery, we are smart and persistent. We changed the rules about monastic living when we became the first Benedictine community in the US to welcome single women of any Christian tradition.

We have built a “green” monastery where we meet most of our energy needs through solar power and geothermal heating and cooling. We are restoring native prairie lands, saving needed green space and protecting our local lakes.

We balance our work with prayer. We know how to make change and we know how to weave prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth into daily life and ministry.

Come experience for yourself as a Benedictine Sojourner…it could be the smartest thing you ever did!

To learn more, contact Sister Lynne at or 608-831-9305.


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