Sinsinawa dominican sisters



What started in 1847 as four Sisters and their founder, a pioneer priest, Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, grew in both members and places of ministry to spread across the nation and reach into other countries in order to preach and teach the Gospel.

Sinsinawa Mound, our Motherhouse, located in southwest Wisconsin, is the center for our congregation offices.

Many Sisters profess vows here and then go forth to spread the message of Jesus Christ. Our Sisters return home occasionally for reflection, renewal, and reconnection. About 20 Dominican Sisters live at the Mound. Many of these Sisters are retired, while others work in the community and in various congregation offices.

Visit us

Our Motherhouse also houses conferences and retreats at Sinsinawa Mound Center. Guests appreciate the beauty of the peaceful, rural setting. Feel free to visit our home, the place where the spirit dwells. While here, you can tour the Academy Apartments, and visit the Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery to buy gifts and our homemade baked goods. We look forward to meeting you.


Academy Apartments

Sinsinawa Bakery

Sinsinawa Bakery

Dominican Life

Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery

Collaborative farm market stand

Collaborative Farm

Sinsinawa Mound Land Acknowledgement Statement

We are on sacred land. We acknowledge that Sinsinawa Mound is located within the ancestral territory of the Ho-Chunk, Sauk, Meskwaki, Ioway, Otoe, Missouria, and Potawatomi Nations. We commit to working in solidarity with Indigenous movements for justice and self-determination. We honor and are grateful to those who have cared for this land throughout the generations.

Academy Apartments at Sinsinawa sign

Academy Apartments

Situated on Sinsinawa Mound property are 34 apartment homes for senior citizens in the historic Sinsinawa Dominican Academy building. The Academy houses studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. There is elevator service to all levels, and garage parking is optional.

Apartment features include individually controlled heat and air-conditioning systems; kitchens with stove, refrigerator, and garbage disposal; generous closet and storage space; and cable outlets.

Many social activities take place at Academy Apartments. There is a spacious community room with a full kitchen and a parlor with fireplace for gatherings.

An ideal location at Sinsinawa Mound, Academy Apartments provide a lifestyle of independence, companionship, peace of mind, privacy, and convenience. The apartments are professionally managed by Sinsinawa Housing, Inc.

For more information, call 608-748-5403 or email

Academy Apartments at Sinsinawa
511 County Road Z
Hazel Green, WI 53811