An Overdue Reflection on Advent

Denise West, OSBPrayer & Worship, Spirituality Articles 4 Comments

Lent is around the corner but I’m of a mind to look back on the wintry beginning of Advent. The gift – and torment – of the season of Advent is the quiet stillness that beckons us to turn inward, to perceive the darkness residing within. By December every year I’m aware of some niggling bit of unpleasantness that separates me from God, and I know that ‘now is the time’ to reckon with it. I always look forward to the peace and space, the early sunsets that make it easier to use the evening time for reading and reflection. …

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‘Holy Week: Origins and Traditions,’ The Holy Wisdom Podcast

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Want to be the first to hear every new episode? Click here to sign up for email notifications! This month, Sister Lynne Smith and Lynn Lemberger return to talk all about Holy Week. Lynn gives us an overview of the history, including a first-hand account from a woman’s travel journal of Roman celebrations. Learn why Palm Sunday is named after palms, and the significance of this week leading up to Easter. Meanwhile, Sister Lynne shares the traditions we normally hold throughout this week. Maybe you can bring some of these celebrations to life in your own home! Where to Listen? …

Holiday Concert with Middleton High School Choir

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Get away from your holiday preparations by joining us for a Holiday Concert presented by the Middleton High School Choir.  The choir, directed by Justin Wilder, love to perform in the monastery Assembly Room because the acoustics are “awesome!”   “The ‘Tour de Middleton’ will be Thursday, December 14, 2017,” said Wilder.   “We start in the morning and our last concert is well after dinner.  Holy Wisdom is one of our favorite places to perform – and the cookies are good, too!”   Join us for this free half hour concert beginning at 12:30 pm.  Registration is not required – just come …