Summer Stewards

A 7-day living experience at Holy Wisdom Monastery for single women 

Summer Stewards

  • July 24 – 30, 2023 (women ages 18-45)
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 one week 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 on the monastery grounds. 

No previous experience required. 

We are an ecumenical community and encourage single women 18-45 of any denomination to apply. 



Scholarships are available.


Apply by May 1, 2023 (Early deadline) or by June 25, 2023 (Final deadline). Apply early. Space is limited and the program will close when full. We will contact you for a phone or Zoom conversation as part of the application process. If you have questions or are having trouble applying, please contact Sister Denise West at or 608-235-0764.

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 7 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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Other experiences for women

  • Are you interested in journeying with the sisters at Holy Wisdom Monastery on your spiritual journey but can’t attend Summer Stewards?
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