Summer Stewards

A 6-day living experience at Holy Wisdom Monastery for single women 

Summer Stewards

  • July 23-28, 2024
♦ Are you worried about climate change but don’t know what to do?
♦ Would you like time away for reflection, discernment and prayer?
♦ Do you want to deepen your spirituality in a setting that connects your faith with care for the earth?

Be a Summer Steward at Holy Wisdom Monastery for six days in July. Live the monastic rhythm of prayer, work and rest in a progressive, inclusive community whose mission includes being in right relationship with the earth and one another. Join us for prairie and oak savanna restoration, gardening, reading and spiritual conversation. Share your experiences, reflections and questions with women on a similar journey – all this while living together in community at the monastery. No previous experience required.

We are an ecumenical community and encourage single women (not in a commitment relationship), ages 18-45 of any denomination to apply.



Scholarships are available.

Event schedule 
  • Arrival – Tues., July 23, 2024 – 3:00 pm
  • Follow the rhythm of prayer, work, meals and leisure each day
  • Work outdoors part of each day on the monastery grounds
  • Participate in spiritual conversation, reading, creative activities in community
  • Enjoy leisure time in the evenings
  • Departure – Participate in an ecumenical Eucharistic liturgy on Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 9:00 am – depart by 11:30 am

Please apply for Summer Stewards by June 25, 2024. If you have questions, please contact Sister Lynne Smith at 608-836-1631, x198.

Apply today


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 6 days this summer.

“I think of this place as connection, and that’s something that a lot of people are searching for. Connection to land and connection to others. Everyone can benefit from being here.”

– Lai Sam, 2021 Summer Steward

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