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March 2018

Whether you're a backyard gardener or a market farmer, organic pest management can be a challenge. Ray Kruse will present on how to manage/climinate harmful pests through means of cover crops, crop rotation, mulches, disease resistant cultivars, and encourage beneficial insect diversity throughout wildflower plantings. In addition, he'll help identify common vegetable diseases. This workshop is geared toward vegetable production on 1/8 acre or more and is part of our Collaborative Farm program.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 12, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Join Eric Anglada for a discussion of Peter Wohlleben's international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Books are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.  

Glass Bowl Class

March 17, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come use your creativity and have fun! With Barb’s guidance, each student will design and decorate a glass bowl for yourself or as a gift for someone special. No experience is necessary for this workshop and all materials will be provided. So bring a friend and make this a fun morning out. These classes fill up fast so please register early.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 19, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Memory Cafe

March 29, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Contemplate Spring

March 31, 2018 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Let's contemplatively honor the new life that spring brings. Sr. Christin Tomy, OP and Eric Anglada will blend ritual, meditation, solitude and celebration into this program. It will take place outdoors.

April 2018

Sinsinawa Art Gallery will host "Living the Good Life with the Beatitudes" April 5 through June 5 featuring a meditative series by artist Barbara Smits of De Pere, WI. The exhibit is a presentation of digitally enhanced photographic artworks created to illustrate Smits' e-book by the same name. Unlike most meditation works, Smits uses modern-day scenes and thoughts to bring the eight Beatitudes to life, involving the viewer in a personal way.

Dan Schutte Concert

April 6, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dan Schutte offers a concert evening that participants experience as an oasis, a mini-retreat of sorts, that speaks to the hearts of many. Dan's latest offering, "Music of Hope" is based on his reflections of scripture and his listening ear, as he has been sharing his music among the people of God for the past 45 years. "Music of Hope" is designed to help us "lift our eyes" and find hope in God.

Middle School youth from participating schools in the tri-state area attend an afternoon workshop under a guest clinician. The workshop is followed by an evening concert performance in Queen of the Rosary Chapel.

Canvas Painting

April 12, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. During this class, we will create branches with candle lit hanging jars. The quote inside says, "be a light in the dark." All supplies will be provided

In Pursuit of Silence: A Documentary

April 20, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. This powerful documentary takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe - from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai, during the wild festival season - and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

Why do so many of us feel anxious or even naked without our favorite devices? What might we be missing by being "plugged in" to cyberspace so much of our lives? This retreat is a time to let go of your plugged in self and be free to experience the wisdom of the natural world. We will work with the teachings of Dominican teacher Meister Eckhart and his Zen contemporary, Eihei Dogen, as well as practice settling our anxious hearts in the silence and stillness of meditation. Here intimacy with ourselves and every creature is offered.

This concert features Dr. Stephan Filipek, cello, of Brno, Czech Republic, and Dr. Katelyn Bouska, piano, of Philadelphia, PA, bringing together rich and vibrant music from Czech and American cultures spanning the 20th century and, ultimately, bringing the audience into the 21st century

Memory Cafe

April 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Glass Garden Stakes Class

April 28, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and design three 5”– 8” fused glass garden designs on 12” or 18” stakes depending on whether you want to use your stakes indoors or outdoors. Make flowers and butterflies in many colors or create your own design. If you don’t need garden stakes, you can make a large sun catchers to hang on your windows.

May 2018

Self Care & Mindful Living

May 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of intentional rest, mindful movement, self-compassion, and time for you. Practice short, simple mindfulness-based self care skills to release stress, rest your mind, soothe your emotions, and renew your body. Receive practical ways to bring these skills into your life to support you in finding greater fulfillment, peace, and joy in your everyday activities. Mindfulness practices include gentle Self Care Yoga®, Self Care Breathing Breaks, moments of meditation, reflective writing, mindful discussion, and the restful soothing sounds of singing bowls. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners of all fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket and refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume or cologne as many people are allergic to fragrance. Give yourself permission to pause, breathe, and connect to the moment as we share time in meaningful connection with warmhearted others in need of rest and renewal. We look forward to seeing you!

Meeting Alzheimer’s

May 2, 2018 9:00 am - May 3, 2018 3:30 pm

As the numbers of persons with Alzheimer's increases, the stress experienced by their caregivers becomes overwhelming. Under the burden of this stress, both caregivers and person with Alzheimer's and dementia suffer. Our focus on these populations grew out of empathy for the stress, confusion and grief experienced by the caregivers and the person afflicted with the disease.

Prairies and Oak Savannas once covered our entire region. This day-long workshop will delve into why prairie and savannas are so important and explore how you can begin to restore your own landscape into a more diverse, beautiful, and ecologically valuable landscape. The day will include an on-site visit to the 80-acre prairie at Mt. St. Francis in Dubuque. The event is co-sponsored by the Canticle of Creation Center.

Joan Chittister: Her Story, My Story, Our Story runs 85 minutes with no intermission and tells the story of Joan's life and work through scenes, dialogues, actual letters, as well as portions of her books and speeches. The one-woman play portrays two women to tell the story of all women --- about identity, overcoming adversity, abuse, and as the play progresses, justice themes: life issues, women, interfaith, spirituality and prayer.

Memory Cafe

May 31, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

June 2018

Art Gallery: Living the Legacy

June 6, 2018 10:00 am - July 30, 2018 5:00 pm

Art students from two Dominican high schools present their works, continuing the legacy of the value of the arts that goes back to Fr. Mazzuchelli and the first Sisters. Additionally, the exhibit will feature works by various Dominican Sister artists.

Organ Concert

June 6, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. These concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel.

Icon Retreat

June 10, 2018 7:00 pm - June 15, 2018 1:00 pm

If you ever wanted to paint (write) your own icon, this is the retreat for you. The retreat will include morning presentations on the history of iconography; origin of icon painting; material used in iconography - difference between woodenboard & wall; first icon painters; most famous icon painters; materials used in modern iconography; usage of ancient techniques in present time and icon painting in traditional style.

Organ Concert

June 13, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Beyond the Barn Farm Tour

June 16, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sinsinawa Mound is participating in this year's free Beyond the Barn Farm Tour. This is a wonderful chance to explore several of Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm, which is supporting beginning farmers in becoming successful organic vegetable producers. Or come and see the 1.5 acre Mound gardens, raising fresh organic produce for the Mound's kitchen. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery or he beautiful Queen of the Rosary Chapel.

No Child Left Inside: From Forest to Garden

June 20, 2018 9:00 am - June 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Children today spend half the time their parents did playing outside. This camp, aimed at youth between the ages of 7-12, is designed to change that by connecting children with the natural world. As we explore the forest and gardens of Sinsinawa Mound, we'll aim to cultivate a sense of deep respect and profound wonder for one another and the Earth.

Organ Concert

June 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Celebrate the Summer Solstice!

June 21, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Let's honor the longest day of the year. Sr. Christin Tomy, OP and Eric Anglada will blend ritual, meditation, and a bonfire into this celebratory session that will take place outdoors.

Organ Concert

June 27, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Memory Cafe

June 28, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Sacred Space, Sacred Pathway: A Labyrinth Retreat

June 29, 2018 7:30 pm - June 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Sinsinawa Outdoor Labyrinth

Away from the responsibilities, noise and the distractions of everyday life, you will be invited to consider what is going on inside of your soul, as well as consider the path ahead. The labyrinth is an ancient and reflective tool for finding spiritual and emotional balance, centering and grounding.

July 2018

Organ Concert

July 4, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Organ Concert

July 11, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Organ Concert

July 25, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Memory Cafe

July 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness.

August 2018

Organ Concert

August 1, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Sinsinawa Art Gallery will host “Studium: Edgewood College Art Department Faculty Exhibition” Aug. 3 through Sept. 29. A reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ten faculty members of Edgewood College Art Department, Madison, Wis., will be displaying their works of mixed media.

Voices Serving the Holy in All: A Singing Retreat

August 3, 2018 7:00 pm - August 4, 2018 4:30 pm

This retreat is for people who don't sing, and for people who love to sing. Together we will sing songs that hold us together with life. Singing together deepens our sense of communion with others and our sacred respect and wonder in the face of all nature.

No Child Left Inside: From Forest to Garden

August 8, 2018 9:00 am - August 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Children today spend half the time their parents did playing outside. This camp, aimed at youth between the ages of 7-12, is designed to change that by connecting children with the natural world. As we explore the forest and gardens of Sinsinawa Mound, we'll aim to cultivate a sense of deep respect and profound wonder for one another and the Earth.
CAMP IS FULL.

Organ Concert

August 8, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Yoga Retreat: The Interactions of Prayer with Meditation

August 10, 2018 7:30 pm - August 12, 2018 1:00 pm

As we move through life we sometimes pray half-heartedly. Are these prayers heard? Do they matter? Sometimes we wonder how to pray. Are there special words or ways that work better? Then there is meditation, what does that have to do with praying? If I cannot meditate because I do not know how or my mind is too busy, does that affect my prayer? Is there more than one way to meditate? Basically, how do the two interact with each other??? These and others, are questions we will explore as we combine the ancient practices of Hatha physical practice of Yoga, Praying and Meditation

Organ Concert

August 15, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Organ Concert

August 22, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Organ Concert

August 29, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Memory Cafe

August 30, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

September 2018

A Circle of Drums: The Rhythms of Our Life

September 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Circle of Drums is Bill Kehl’s high-energy, hands-on, let’s-create-a-powerful-moment-together presentation emphasizing collaborative, creative individual expression while also exhibiting the benefits of synergetic group dynamics. With an ensemble of beautiful drums and percussion instruments of all sizes and shapes from around the world, Bill energetically facilitates a meaningful team-building experience that exuberantly celebrates the expansive nature of human potential and the ecstatic response to group rhythm-making.

Harvest Fest

September 8, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come to the second annual Harvest Fest at the Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm -- a great opportunity to meet our nine beginning farmers growing organic vegetables on five different plots, as well as our long-time dairy farmer. There will be farm tours, hay rides, and fun kid activities.

Glass Bowl Class

September 15, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Glass artist, Barb McKinlay, will help you make a bowl of your own design. Learn about glass fusing, design and decorating with many pieces of glass; abstract shapes, pebbles, noodles and stringers. Each participant will also make 4 abstract magnets with many options for creativity. No experience is necessary. Bring your friends and have a fun morning

Prayer for Peace

September 21, 2018 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

All are invited to join the Sinsinawa Mound community in prayer for peace in our world and in our hearts at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The Prayer for Peace service is being held in conjunction with the International Day of Peace (IDP), established by a United Nations resolution in 1981. The focus this year is “The Right to Peace—The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.” The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights

Women Rooted in Faith

September 21, 2018 7:30 pm - September 23, 2018 1:00 pm

PRIVATE ROOM REGISTRATION IS FULL
COMMUTER REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Come and find God's fingerprints of the story of your life. In the unrelenting busyness of today's schedules, crowded calendars and exhausted minds, we become mentally drained and tend to push spirituality to the back burner. When life stretches you in every direction and it's a struggle to stay centered, discover the spiritual practices that will help you become more deeply rooted in grace.

Fall Equinox

September 22, 2018 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us to honor the dawn of Autumn. In this two-hour session, we will celebrate the meaning of fall through ritual and contemplation. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in several types of spiritual practices, using Sinsinawa Mound's outdoor resources: the woods, hiking trails, gardens and the labyrinth. Bring a journal, a sketch pad, a book of poetry, sacred scripture or just yourself - whatever will help you better connect with the Earth. This session will take place outdoors and is part of our ongoing series, "Exploring a Contemplative Ecology."

Flyover Country: A Poetry Reading

September 25, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Austin Smith will read from his new poetry collection, Flyover Country, an investigation of violence: the violence we do to the land, to animals, to refugees, to the citizens of distant countries, to one another. Smith holds up to the reader the beauty and cruelty of rural life, drawing from memories of his childhood on a family dairy farm in Illinois. In writing about the Midwest, Smith critiques the condescending idea of rural America as mere "flyover country," while at the same time suggests that America herself has become a "flyover country," carrying out drone strikes and surveillance abroad, locked in a state of perpetual war that its populace is weary of but seems helpless to stop.

Memory Cafe

September 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

October 2018

Parables Retreat

October 2, 2018 9:00 am - October 3, 2018 3:00 pm

Jesus' parables are not intended to be a rarefied study nor are they merely monologues to be heard and accepted without reflection! Justice is at the center of Jesus' spirituality;; his ministry is therefore, rightfully concerned with politics & economics, with living wages and workers' rights, with uncovering the hidden corruptions of the ruling system, and so much more. Come together with friends to reflect on Jesus' parables as subversive speech!

28th Annual Quilt Exhibit

October 3, 2018 10:00 am - November 25, 2018 5:00 pm

Woven Fibers of Life Pieced Together

Quilters displaying their handiwork have a connection to the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters or a Sinsinawa Mound staff person. The exhibit is unique each year as quilts can only be displayed at Sinsinawa once.

Glass Ornament Class

October 13, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come use your creativity and have fun! With Barb’s guidance, each student will design and decorate six fused glass ornaments (or four ornaments and a small 4” tray) --- trees / presents / rounds / butterflies or other abstract shapes with the pieces provided

Clarion Concert

October 14, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sinsinawa Mound will host Clarion, a trumpet and organ duo, for a concert Sunday, October 14 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. Since 1983, Keith Benjamin (trumpet) and Melody Turnquist-Steed (organ) have collaborated to present an extraordinary range of styles, with performances featuring music spanning 400 years. The name Clarion suggest the musical connections to both the trumpet and organ. Furthermore, its meaning for the duo acts as a clarion call for new ideas, in keeping with their interest in the unique flavor of new music for trumpet and organ.

Fall Book Discussion: Neither Wolf nor Dog

October 23, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Against an unflinching backdrop of contemporary reservation life and the majestic spaces of the western Dakotas, Kent Nerburn's powerful Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder tells the story of two men, one white and one Indian, struggling to find a common voice. Nerburn insightfully takes us past the myths and stereotypes of the Native American experience, revealing an America few ever see.

Memory Cafe

October 25, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Free Film Screening: Dakota 38

October 26, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This important 75-minute documentary tells the story of Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, and a group riding on horseback who retrace the 330-mile route from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the site of the largest mass hanging in U.S. history on the anniversary of the execution. "Don't miss this seasonal film of reconciliation and hope." (--Huffington Post)

This is a day to listen deeply: listen to the World (its complexity, pain, and daring), and listen for the Heart of the Divine pulsing within it and ourselves. Grace courses through our veins and shines in all creation. Let us have eyes to see and ears to hear so that both personally and societally, we may be bolstered with compassion and hope.

Native Voices

October 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION HAS PASSED.

November 2018

Jesse Manibusan Concert

November 2, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join us for an evening of music and reflection with Christian singer, Jesse Manibusan! Jesse will offer an intergenerational evening of music, stories and prayer. Jesse is a singer, songwriter, catechist, storyteller, humorist and evangelizer. Well recognized throughout the country as a dynamic speaker and musician, Jesse shares from his heart the love of Christ and the call to live out our baptism in every aspect of life.

Farm Business Planning

November 3, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you're interested in developing a farm business plan as a participant in the Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm or if you're interested in developing your own independent farm business plan, consider attending this free three-hour workshop with Paul Dietmann.

This free concert is a gift to the public in honor of the birthday of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. This is a friendly concert featuring 14 performers in a program of American original music: ragtime, classics, a musical salute to our veterans, and more!

Fall Book Discussion: Neither Wolf nor Dog

November 6, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Against an unflinching backdrop of contemporary reservation life and the majestic spaces of the western Dakotas, Kent Nerburn's powerful Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder tells the story of two men, one white and one Indian, struggling to find a common voice. Nerburn insightfully takes us past the myths and stereotypes of the Native American experience, revealing an America few ever see.

Life-Tapestry

November 9, 2018 7:30 pm - November 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Weaving the "Holy" ... into the threads of everyday life!
"God is present in the details of the everyday but is also visible when we pull back and take a wider gaze upon our lives and pay attention to the patterns and ways things have been woven together." Christine Valters Painter, PhD, Eyes of the Heart

Julien Chamber Choir presents their fall concert, “The Sound of Light”. The 20-voice ensemble under the direction of Kristen Eby will perform selections by Tallis, Lauridsen, Hogan and others

Memory Cafe

November 29, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.
Where in the World? We will be looking at maps, world and others more local, sharing travels we have taken or some we would like to take.

Art Gallery Exhibit: Nativities of the World

November 30, 2018 10:00 am - January 1, 2019 5:00 pm

This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries

December 2018

Grief Retreat: Journey Toward Wholeness

December 1, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness

The farmer-poet Wendell Berry (1934-) is arguably today's most important, significant, and interesting writer and critic on matters of land, health, community, and spirituality. This day-long retreat will be a celebration of Berry's life and words, contemplatively delving into his importance for our precarious age. This event is part of our ongoing series, "Exploring a Contemplative Ecology."

Advent Taize Prayer

December 3, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare your heart for the gift of Christ's birth in the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music. The communal singing of this ecumenical worship will draw you into a deeper prayer experience at this most holy of seasons. Please join us.

10th Annual Holiday Open House

December 8, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Books and Gifts available at the Book and Gift Gallery

Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery invites you to come to its 10th Annual Holiday Open House Saturday, December 8. There will be holiday treats, door prizes and special sales. Sinsinawa Bakery items will be available, and "Nativities of the World" will be on display in the Sinsinawa Art Gallery.

Advent Taize Prayer

December 10, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare your heart for the gift of Christ's birth in the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music. The communal singing of this ecumenical worship will draw you into a deeper prayer experience at this most holy of seasons. Please join us.

Isthmus Brass of Madison, WI, will perform a concert as part of their Christmas 10th Anniversary Tour. Under the direction of brass-icon John Stevens and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble.

Advent Taize Prayer

December 17, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare your heart for the gift of Christ's birth in the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music. The communal singing of this ecumenical worship will draw you into a deeper prayer experience at this most holy of seasons. Please join us.

Winter Solstice

December 21, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us to honor the longest night and shortest day of the year. In this two-hour session, we will celebrate the Solstice through ritual and contemplation. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in several types of spiritual exercises. This session will take place mostly indoors and is part of our ongoing series, "Exploring a Contemplative Ecology."

January 2019

Sisters, Associates, Academy Apartment residents, and Sinsinawa Mound and St. Dominic Villa coworkers will display their talents. Student artwork from Sinsinawa Mound classes and from Dominican University, River Forest, IL., will be included

Epiphany Prayer Service

January 6 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

As the Christmas season comes to a close, celebrate the Feast of Epiphany with the sisters. This evening prayer will include a musical reflection and a procession to the Christmas crèche.

The Thin Places, by Kevin Koch connects places in Ireland with places in the American Midwest's Driftless Area along themes of Celtic spirituality. It is a work of creative nonfiction, offering narratives of solo and guides hikes through the mountains and bogs of Ireland and among the river bluffs and steep hills of the Driftless Area alongside conversations with spiritual leaders, conservationists, and geologists

In the second of Kent Nerburn's Neither Wolf Nor Dog trilogy, he offers a touching, funny, and haunting journey that goes deep into reservation boarding-school mysteries, the dark confines of sweat lodges, and the isolated Native homesteads far back in the Dakota hills.

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on wood boards. All supplies will be provided. Bring your friends for an enjoyable, creative evening out.

Sisters Priscilla and Eva Solomon will present a reflective weekend workshop for those seeking to understand the impact of colonization for native and non-native peoples on this continent and to explore spiritual paths for a future of healing and reconciliation.

Memory Cafe

January 31 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

February 2019

Sinsinawa Personal Retreats

"The thing that screws us up the most is the picture in our minds of how it is supposed to be."

You see, it comes down to this: Everything changes, it is all unfolding as it should, so, relax, pay attention and be creative.

Communication Tips & Strategies

February 7 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia. This program is being sponsored in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Glass Garden Stakes Class

February 9 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Barb McKinlay will help participants design creative, unique glass masterpieces that can be used as a decorative accessory for your home. No experience is necessary for these workshops and all materials will be provided. Bring a friend and make this a fun morning out. These classes fill up fast so please register early.

Glass Bowl Class

February 9 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come use your creativity and have fun! No experience necessary and all materials will be provided. Bring a friend and make this a fun afternoon out. These classes fill up fast so please register early.

SW WI Women’s CEW

February 15 7:00 pm - February 17 5:00 pm

A Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) is a weekend away from our normally hectic life. It gives us a chance to slow down, reflect on life, expand our spirituality, meet new friends and have fun. It is a great way to treat yourself. CEW is Catholic based, however, it is open to all faith traditions.

SW WI Men’s CEW

February 22 7:00 pm - February 24 5:00 pm

A Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) is a weekend away from our normally hectic life. It gives us a chance to slow down, reflect on life, expand our spirituality, meet new friends and have fun. It is a great way to treat yourself. CEW is Catholic based, however, it is open to all faith traditions.

The Joy of Music

February 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Joy of Music" is an organ recital and choral concert.

A variety of musical styles and repertoire will be performed by organist Dr. Charles Barland, Professor of Music at the University of Dubuque and the UD Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Professor Kristen Eby

Memory Cafe

February 28 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

All Things Winter
A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

March 2019

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Film Screening: City of Trees

March 12 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This 75-minute documentary engagingly explores the intersections of race, class, work, non-profits, community politics, and the environment by looking at a Washington, DC "green jobs" program meant to employ the city's long-term unemployed. The film will be followed by discussion led by Jacqueline Hunter, the director of the Multicultural Family Center in downtown Dubuque.

Women of the Passion

March 13 9:00 am - March 14 3:00 pm

Mary Ellen is happy to join those on retreat in reflecting on the lives of "Women of the Passion," whose names have often been excluded or whose lives have often been hidden, yet whose spirits speak to us today of our own spiritual journey. Through first-person sharing, you will meet, CLAUDIA, wife of Pontius Pilate, MARY, wife of Cleopas, JOANNA, wife of Chuza, Herod's servant, SALOME, wife of Zebedee and mother of James & John, UNNAMED MAIDSERVANT of High Priest, Caiaphas, UNNAMED DAUGHTERS of Jerusalem, UNNAMED WOMAN WHO ANOINTED Jesus' head, and VERONICA, who wiped the face of Jesus. Each of these women mentor our own evolving consciousness of Jesus' Resurrection and His continuing spirit living within and among us.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Canvas Painting: Birdhouse

March 21 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, Iowa will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Bring your friends for a enjoyable and creative evening out!

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