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Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.

Quad Cities Native Lands Tour (off site)

Join us for a tour of several significant Indigenous sites in the Quad Cities: Black Hawk State Historic Site; Antoine LeClaire’s home; the site of the 1832 Treaty signing; Ft. Armstrong; and the site of the Dakota Prisoner of War Camp. Historian Jane Simonsen will lead this tour. Jody Durnin (Meskwaki) will offer opening ceremony.

REGISTER $25.00

Canvas Painting: Pumpkins (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Sarah Barnes will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. This is an 11 x 14 canvas using mixed media (paint, paper, marker). Bring along your family and friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out!

REGISTER $35.00

Persistent Women of the Gospel (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Women figured importantly in Jesus's ministry. Many of them we know by name -- Martha and Mary Magdalene, for instance -- but often the women who appear are unnamed. And yet they are unforgettable. What can we learn from them?

REGISTER $30.00 – $50.00

Autumn Wisdom (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Autumn is described as "the richest season of the soul" by Angie Weiland-Crosby. Let's look and listen for the wise lessons autumn teaches, e.g. how she embraces change even as "she is falling to  pieces." (AWC) Bring some autumn wisdom with you to share.

REGISTER $30.00 – $50.00

Fall Forest Bathing

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Join us at the Mound for a fall Forest Bathing experience where we bathe in the good medicine of Mother Earth. Nature and Forest Therapy, also called Forest Bathing, is a slow, sensory focused walk with the land. There will be a morning session from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and an afternoon session from 2-4 p.m.

REGISTER $25.00

Joy of Forgiveness (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

There's never been a better time to remove the barriers to a healthy, productive life! Even though people have hurt you and you cannot forget it, you can be free from grudges, resentment, self-defeating habits, and negative feelings.

REGISTER $75.00

Indigenous Reconciliation & Repair (Zoom)

Kevin Abourezk (Lakota) and Margaret Jacobs (white settler) are the co-directors of Reconciliation Rising (www.reconciliationrising.org), a multimedia project that showcases the lives and work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the U.S. who are engaged in honestly confronting painful and traumatic histories, promoting meaningful and respectful dialogue between Natives and non-Natives, and creating pathways to reconciliation.

REGISTER $10.00

Cases from the Files of a Bible Detective: Case of the Secret Sea – on site

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

For four decades Dr. Frederick Baltz has been a Bible Detective, investigating events in the Scriptures which some have simply dismissed as non-historical. This is  your chance to review and learn some Bible texts  yourself while hearing from the disciplines of the biblical languages, archaeology, history, geology, and even astronomy.

REGISTER $20.00

Icon Workshop (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Master Iconographer, Drazen Dupor, will guide participants through a step-by-step process of painting this icon of Jesus in the Byzantine style.

REGISTER $300.00

Canvas Painting: Winter Chapel (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Sarah Barnes will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided.  Bring along your family and friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out!

REGISTER $35.00

Healing Grounds: Connecting Regeneration, Farming, and Reparations (Zoom)

Liz Carlisle will present on a powerful land movement happening in this country: she has followed the story of four Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian American regenerative farmers who are reviving their ancestors’ methods of growing food—techniques long suppressed by the industrial food system. These farmers are restoring native prairies, nurturing beneficial fungi, and enriching soil health.

REGISTER $10.00

Legacy of Agriculture at Sinsinawa: 175 Years of Farming, 1847-2022 (Zoom)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Farming has been a way of life at the Mound since 1847, when Father Samuel Mazzuchelli founded the order of Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. This talk will walk you through the past legacy of farming at Sinsinawa and explore where the future of farming is taking us.

REGISTER Free – $10.00

An Advent Journey: Traveling to Bethlehem with Mary & Joseph (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Mary experiences an invitation from an Angel and she visits her cousin Elizabeth who is with child. Joseph meets an angel in his dreams and vows to support Mary in any way he can. This holy couple have much to teach us as we journey through the weeks of Advent.

REGISTER $10.00

Grief Retreat: Journey Toward Wholeness (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. Mary Hopkins, OP will guide us in taking time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness.

REGISTER $50.00

Remembering Our Loved Ones at Holiday Time

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

This ecumenical memorial service will be held to honor family and friends who have died. We are planning to honor our deceased loved ones by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree in our Queen of the Rosary Chapel. During this service you will be invited to receive the ornament as your loved one's name is called.

Cases from the Files of a Bible Detective: Case of the Threatening Star – on site

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

For four decades, Frederick Baltz has been a Bible Detective, investigating events in the Scriptures which some have simply dismissed as non-historical. This is your chance to review and learn some Bible texts yourself while hearing from the disciplines of the biblical languages, archaeology, history, geology, and even astronomy.

REGISTER $20.00

Thomas Merton’s Final Years (on site)

Sinsinawa Mound 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI

The great monk, mystic, and writer Thomas Merton lived one of the most fascinating lives of the 20th century. But of all the years he lived, his last - 1968 - may have been his most wide-ranging and fascinating. During our time together we'll explore the amazing life of Thomas Merton, with special attention to his final year.

REGISTER $20.00

Advent Book Discussion: The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr (Zoom)

In this New York Times bestseller, Richard Rohr has drawn on scripture, history, and spiritual practice to articulate a profound and transformative view of Jesus Christ. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe is a landmark book from one of our most important spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.

REGISTER $10.00

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824
608-748-4411

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