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 experiences that fulfills the sisters’ mission of weaving prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth into a shared way of life.

We honor a special group of committed supporters with automatic induction into the Scholastica Sustainers community. Scholastica Sustainers have given 36 or more consecutive monthly gifts, or $10,000 or more in lifetime giving.  Like Benedict Society, our supporters who have chosen planned giving as a way to support Holy Wisdom Monastery, these are 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.

For more information about Scholastica Sustainers or Benedict Society, contact Amy Bonomie, director of mission advancement at, 608-836-1631, x124 or Lara Dulin, development coordinator at, 608-836-1631, x120.