Luke House Community Meal Program – feeding people in Dane County

Amy Bonomie Justice Leave a Comment

For more than 30 years, the Luke House Community Meal Program has brought Dane County church groups and other faith-based communities together to help feed local people who are in need.  Faith is what motivates the volunteers who prepare and serve food, and then eat with guests. The Community Meal Program is an important and practical way of being united together as one with other faith organizations. On the second Tuesday of each month, members of Holy Wisdom Monastery participate in preparing, serving and sharing a meal at Luke House. For more information on volunteering sign-up and COVID safety precautions, …

Kids on the Prairie

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Learn about caring for the earth Children, parents, grandparents and friends are invited to Kids On the Prairie on Sunday, June 27. This month’s theme is exploring Wisdom Prairie. Using magnifiers and a little patience, we will investigate flowers and the insects that live on them. Sunday Assembly member, Rita Emmenegger, will help us look for monarch eggs on common milkweed. Hopefully we will see some monarchs. This month’s prairie exploration will be followed by a short walk to look for bluebirds that have recently fledged. Kids On the Prairie is for children ages 3 and above and their grown-ups. …

Kids on the Prairie

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Earth Week Walk for Kids This Sunday after Sunday Assembly, we invite children and their parents or grandparents to celebrate Earth Week with a walk on the monastery grounds. Kids On the Prairie walks are a chance for kids ages 5 to 15 to explore parts of the monastery grounds with a naturalist. Children 3-4 are also welcome with parent support. This month we will feature burned areas, signs of spring all around and whatever engenders a sense of wonder and surprise. We might even pull some garlic mustard! We meet at the kiosk near the main parking lot at …

Knowing who we are journeying with

Lynne Smith, OSB Living in Community 2 Comments

Last Friday, the Servant Leadership class from UW Extension held its monthly class at the monastery. Toby Grabs, our operations manager, gave the class a tour and introduction to the monastery. I met with them to talk about how we exercise leadership in the monastery. I lifted up three principles that have guided us and served to move us into the future: listening to others collaboration and community. Because we have always been a small community and because we value collaboration and community building, we have consulted with and involved others in our ministry and decision-making through the years. In …

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

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All ages are welcome to participate—little ones with a parent, and older students as readers and helpers with the teachers. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is usually scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Students are dismissed from worship to hear and learn about the scripture readings at their level. The children return later in the liturgy to receive communion.

Good Friday

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Join us for Good Friday service at 3:00 pm. All gather in silence. The liturgy features Four Passages from the Passion of John each followed by a short reflection. With simple chant, the cross is brought into the midst of the community. Through the veneration of the cross and prayers of intercession, we respond to the Passion of Jesus.