Benedict Society:  support Holy Wisdom in perpetuity

Benedict Society is a group of long-term supporters of Holy Wisdom Monastery who have notified the Benedictine Life Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc. about their support for the sisters through a planned gift. Members of Benedict Society have chosen to have their legacy tied to the long-term legacy of Holy Wisdom Monastery for generations to come.


The main benefit of joining Benedict Society is knowing that you are supporting the long-term vision and mission of the Benedictine Women of Madison at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Notifying the Benedictine Life Foundation of your intentions and enrolling in Benedict Society also offers the following benefits:

  • Acknowledgement of your gift on our website and in our other printed and electronic materials (if desired—Benedict Society members can also remain anonymous to the public).
  • Annual gathering with the sisters and other Benedict Society members at Holy Wisdom Monastery.
  • Occasional special communications for Benedict Society members.

Join the Benedict Society

If you have already designated the Benedictine Life Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc. in your estate planning documents (bequest in a will, life insurance policy, retirement plan beneficiary, etc.), then please notify Amy Bonomie at 608-836-1631, x124 or You may also use this PDF form to notify Benedictine Life Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc. of your intentions. You will be automatically enrolled.


Current members of Benedict Society

We are grateful for the following members of Benedict Society for their expression of commitment and support toward the long-term vision of the Benedictine Women of Madison at Holy Wisdom Monastery:

Anonymous (14)

Jane Ayer

Reverend Dennis Crowley

Bill Diederich

Tim Jeffery

Alice Jenson

Phyllis Lobdell

Norma and Doug Madsen

Judy Nolde

Jayne Neuendorf

Reverend Jon Olson

Steven Powell

Rev. Carol Shaffer

Neal and Diane Smith

Janine Veto