Scholastica Sustainers:  support for Holy Wisdom over time

Thank you to our supporters who have chosen to sustain us. Your generosity helps us continue to provide programming that fulfills the sisters’ mission of weaving prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth into a shared way of life.

We honor those who have chosen to share their generosity for 10 or more consecutive years with automatic induction into the Scholastica Sustainers community. Like Benedict Society, our supporters who have chosen planned giving as a way to support Holy Wisdom Monastery, these are long-term supporters who believe in and get energized by our mission.

Saint Scholastica and Saint Benedict

Saint Scholastica, the twin sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia, was a dedicated supporter of the ministries of her brother. The story goes that Benedict was visiting his sister, and he wanted to return home to the monastery he founded. Scholastica pleaded with him to spend the night, and he refused. She then prayed to God for rain to keep him there, and a wicked storm came. Scholastica died three days later after their last meeting. Scholastica never waivered in caring for her brother.

As Scholastica was to Benedict, the Scholastica Sustainers at Holy Wisdom Monastery have stood by our side. Many live nearby our location in Middleton, Wisconsin, but some live as far away as Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Scholastica Sustainers


We are grateful for the following members of Scholastica Sustainers for their support of Holy Wisdom Monastery over the past decade and beyond:

Barb & Dan Abbott
Sandy Adams
Jane Ahlstrom
Mary Alberts & Don Spencer
Carol & Phil Andersen
Anonymous (3)
Greg Armstrong & Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong
Shirley Beers
Michael & Jane Belongie
Paul Boutwell & Berdell Nielson
Sally Bowers & Howard Fenton
Jeanne Burger
Denis & Carol Carey
Joan Crawford
Jody Crowley Beers & Reverend Bill Beers
Richard Dannhausen
Judith & Bill Davis
Mary & Jack Davison
Jean & Victor Delisle
Nancy Didion & Wayne Sigelko
Hildegard Dorrer
Colleen & Bill Feist
Roberta Felker
Catherine & Lawrence Fey
Miss Susan Ellen Gilmont
Jane & Ollie Ginther
Mary Jane Gogan
Louise Googins
Jim Green & Bill Diederich
Nancy Hair
Colleen & Kent Hartung
Loretta Harvey
Susan & Steve Hawk

Carolyn Heidemann & Karl Andersen
Keith Heimforth
George & Audrey Hinger
Mary Hoddy
Ann Huggett
Judy & Terry Jones
Dr Bill & Vicky Knoedler
Lois & Hirochika Komai
Rita Kreitz
Carole Kretschman
Patti LaCross & Jim Penczykowski
Joan Lundin
Sandy Collins & Dr Gary Maier
Nell Mally
Karen Manning & Daniel Uhlrich
Jeanne Marquis
Joan McCarthy
Sally & Thomas McCoy
Mary McEniry
Hildy McGown
Eileen McNamara
Gordon & Kristy Meicher
Barbara Mezera
Dianne Meyer & Michael Stier
Giovanna Miceli Jeffries & Thomas Jeffries
Michael Michaels
Carolyn Moynihan Bradt
Helene Nelson & James Arts
Larry Nesper
Jayne Neuendorf & Al Reichenberger
Berdell Nielsen & Paul Boutwell
Marjorie Nixon
Beth & Jerry O’Brien
Reverend Jon Olson
Kay & Konrad Opitz
Paul Patenaude & Peter Hoff
Rev Evelyn & Rev Charles Payson
Mary Louise & Ed Peters
Lou Ann Petersen

Anna Pidgeon & Volker Radeloff
Diane Pittman & Lawrence Krantz
Linda & Bill Preboski
Mary Kaye Radtke
Donna Miller
Frank Ranallo
Peg Rasch
Ruth Reinl
Joanne Reis
Maureen & Everett Rice
Mac Robertson & Marilee Sushoreba
Diana & Donald Ryan
Dean Ryerson
David & Carrie Sanders
Fran & Fritz Schlimgen
Linda Schubert & Edgar Francis
Mary Ann Schulte
Pastor Carol Shaffer & Otis Laurberg
Gail & Dan Shea
Susan & Thomas Sheridan
Nancy & Michael Shinners
Diane & Neal Smith
Reverend Myron & Mrs Margaret Talcott
Mary Tatge & Bob Lange
Jeanie & Steve Tomasko
Rev Dr Frederick & Mrs Louise Trost
Reverend P Linwood & Mrs Nancy Urban
Bob Weiss
Donna Welbes
Dr Joseph & Louise Wiesenfarth
Katherine Woytych
Lois Yatzeck
Betsy & Stuart Zadra