Meet an oblate – Carroll Bross

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Reprinted from Oblate News, March 2024 What are the roles you have played in life? I’ve been a daughter, a student, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and now an octogenarian who is thankful to be doing as well as I am. I’m an almost lifelong Methodist with every intention of staying in the United Methodist Church as my denomination is breaking apart. My first job was stringing tags in a dress factory in St. Louis. I moved on from there. After college at Illinois Wesleyan, I worked for several years for what was formerly the U.S. Civil Service Commission …

Luther College Choir Concert

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Holy Wisdom will welcome the wonderful sounds of the Luther College Collegiate Chorale for a performance on Saturday, April 20, at 3:00 pm in the assembly room. This choir is made up of 30 talented soprano and alto voices, including Sunday Assembly member, Grace Rosholt, who is a sophomore music education major at Luther College. The choir will share a program of diverse and exquisitely sung music in this beautiful concert. The concert is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us on April 20! Register Please register for the Luther College Choir Concert below.

Easter Vigil

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Service at 7:00 pm, followed by social We gather to hear the stories of salvation history. The liturgy continues with the lighting of the new fire and the Easter candle. The Exsultet is sung followed by the Liturgy of the Word, culminating in the great “Alleluia” and the Easter Gospel. The Easter water is blessed, then all join in the profession of faith. The Liturgy of the Eucharist follows

The Quest for Healing and Home – The Great Search 2

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The Quest for Healing and Home – The Great Search 2 We hope you can join us at Holy Wisdom Monastery for The Quest for Healing and Home – The Great Search 2 from May 9-11, 2024. In 2022 John Philip Newell began a second series of annual retreats to address the deep spiritual yearnings of this moment in time and to help give birth to new beginnings in our lives and world.  The Great Search 2 is the second of a three-part series of annual retreats led by the Celtic teacher John Philip Newell and his colleague Cami Twilling …

Inspired Art Reception

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Reception Join us for a reception for the Inspired Art exhibit featuring artists Jennifer Peters (photography), Francine Tompkins (acrylic painting) and Jennifer Angelo (fiber art) on Friday, Feb. 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please register below. Art Exhibit Jennifer Peters had an idea about creating an exhibit with artists working in different mediums and how they could blend their individual work into a unified show happening Feb. 2 – Apr. 28, 2024 at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Each artist created three inspiration pieces and the other two then worked in their own medium, interpreting the original work …

Go Without Hesitation: Lent Series (Online)

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Go Without Hesitation: Lent Series with Pam Shellberg (online) This online series is full. There is still room in the in-person series on Tuesdays from 10:00-11:30 am. Register below. Join us for a 5-week study of a gripping tale from the New Testament book of Acts where Peter, Jesus’ disciple, and Cornelius, a Roman centurion, present us with a historical diorama of conflicts mirroring back to us how perceiving God’s will and knowing how to respond is rarely straightforward. The story guides us in the ways of discerning God’s purposes, asking us to bravely sit with questions we might have …

Through the Decades – 1950s

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As the 70th anniversary of the sisters’ arrival in Wisconsin is celebrated this year, it is important to share the history and culture of the Benedictine Women of Madison. What brought the sisters to this area? What influences shaped the mission, vision and values? Who played key roles in what eventually became Holy Wisdom Monastery? Highlights* of the growth, change and stability of the Benedictine Women of Madison will be reviewed in the next seven weeks culminating with the 70th Anniversary Celebration on July 9, 2023. *These highlights only reflect the history of the sisters after their move to Madison in 1953. In this issue, the focus is on the beginning – the 1950s. 1953 1954  1955  1959  What’s coming up? Next, the focus is on the 1960s, a time of great change and upheaval in the United States. Through personal and communal experiences …