Recognizing God–In, With and Among Us

Cancelled  A Four-Day Spring Retreat

Step away for a few days of silence. Experience the gift of a simple, daily rhythm steeped in prayer and reflection. Notice the gift of God’s grace in the quiet. There is a spot for you whether your are a Christos alum, friend, or someone seeking space for community and reflection.

The Holy Wisdom Monastery is just north of Madison on Lake Mendota. It is a peaceful setting including a restored prairie, a retreat and guest house and a ‘green’ monastery building. The simple rooms feature a bed (or beds), bathroom, desk and wardrobe.

Led By Wai-Chin Matsuoka

Wai-Chin Matsuoka (’03) is an active spiritual director and retreat leader. She was instrumental in bringing Christos to Chicago, leading Tending the Holy, and developing alumni events.
For this retreat she invites us to:
  •  Discover how we can heighten our awareness of God’s Presence with us, in us and among us through abiding in love, and attending to the longings and desires of our hearts.
  • Experience God With Us disguised as our life, enfleshed in our body, among our community and living in the creation. 
  • Encounter the One in whom we “live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)

Christos’ First Illinois-Minnesota-Wisconsin Retreat

The Monastery is nestled in south-central Wisconsin, just a few hours away for most of the Christos community and friends. Arrive anytime after 4:00pm Sunday to get settled in. Our first gathering will be at 8:00 that evening. to give everyone plenty of time for travel.

An Excellent Retreat for a Reasonable Price

The cost is $290 for double occupancy. Single occupancy is an additional $75. This includes three nights stay, meals from Monday morning through Wednesday morning, program, and spiritual direction if desired. Registration deadline is April 30, but sign up early! (There are only 12 rooms available, 5 of which could be shared.)

Unfortunately, this retreat has been cancelled. If you are interested in a future retreat like this, contact us at