Summer Stewards

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

Summer Stewards

  • July 18 – 24, 2022 (women ages 18-35)
  • Aug. 15-21, 2022 (women ages 30-45)

You are invited to spend a week this summer with the sisters at Holy Wisdom Monastery for Summer Stewards, a contemplative approach to caring for the earth.

  • Ground yourself in contemplative spirituality
  • Work on the land – in the prairie, savanna and garden
  • Experience authentic community and the rhythm of monastic life
  • Share your story with other women
  • Learn about prairie and savanna restoration and try your hand at some projects
  • Grow and harvest vegetables from the monastery gardens and help prepare some meals
  • Enjoy recreation and leisure time
  • Find beauty and peace


Scholarships are available.


Applications are closed for 2022.


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. The program includes prairie and oak savanna restoration, vegetable gardening, reading and discussion around eco-spirituality and the Rule of Benedict, practicing contemplative prayer, and sharing your life story with others – all this while living in community on the monastery grounds.  We are an ecumenical community and encourage single women 18-45 of any denomination to apply.

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