Experience renewal through a personal or group retreat.
Near Madison, Wisconsin and featured in The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, Holy Wisdom Monastery offers you comfortable accommodations, space to breathe and resources to grow. On over 130 acres of beautifully restored prairie and woods, you can experience a way of life that expresses spirituality through care for humankind and for the earth.
- We invite you to take time away on a personal retreat for an overnight, a week or longer. You choose what you do, which may include rest, daily prayer service, browsing the library, sharing meals or walking the nature trails.
- Group retreats are another opportunity for renewal and spiritual exploration. Bring your group for a retreat using our internationally awarded eco-friendly facilities or attend one of our group retreats offered throughout the year.
- For those seeking a solitary experience, we offer private hermitages. These small houses include a kitchenette, sitting area, bath and outdoor deck, with beautiful views of the wooded landscape.
- For single women interested in exploring community life with us, we offer retreats designed to give you a taste of ecumenical Benedictine monastic life.
Explore a gift of natural beauty.
Holy Wisdom Monastery is a gift of natural beauty that restores the human spirit. Our peaceful property includes a 10,000-year-old glacial lake, native prairie and beautiful gardens. The monastery grounds have many trails and benches throughout so visitors can stroll the trails, relax on the shores of Lost Lake or enjoy abundant plant and animal life.
Join us at Holy Wisdom Monastery.
All are welcome. By taking time away from daily routine, you may find a clearer understanding of yourself and of God’s presence in your life. Listen with the ear of your heart. Find your center and return to your life with more balance and focus.