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December 2018

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."

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.

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.

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

Art Gallery Exhibit: Sinsinawa Family Arts & Crafts Show

January 4, 2019 10:00 am - February 1, 2019 5:00 pm

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, 2019 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: A Reading by Kevin Koch

January 12, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Book Discussion: The Wolf at Twilight

January 15, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

Wood Board Painting: Chicken on Nest

January 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

February 2019

Art Gallery Exhibit: Best in Glass

February 1, 2019 10:00 am - March 31, 2019 5:00 pm

New work by glass artist Barb McKinlay and 16 of her students. Barb regularly teaches art glasses at Sinsinawa Mound Center and will be showcasing some of her students' beautifully designed bowls. Barb's work includes wall hangings from her FACES collection, as well as, several collection of her tabletop pieces.

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, 2019 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 Bowl Class

February 9, 2019 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, 2019 7:00 pm - February 17, 2019 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, 2019 7:00 pm - February 24, 2019 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, 2019 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

March 2019

Film Screening: City of Trees

March 12, 2019 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, 2019 9:00 am - March 14, 2019 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, 2019 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.

Spring Equinox

March 23, 2019 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome at this ecumenical outdoor gathering. We'll meet inside the main entrance at Sinsinawa Mound at 8 a.m. and proceed outdoors together.

This exploratory workshop is designed for those who are thinking about starting a farm business. The day includes hands-on activities, practical tips, resource assessments, and a panel discussion with successful farmers about how they started their businesses.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 25, 2019 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.

Dan Schutte Concert

March 29, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love and Grace Concert: An Evening of Music and Reflection
With a music legacy of 50 years, the music of Dan Schutte has played an integral role in shaping the liturgical life of the English-speaking Church. His songs have lifted the hearts of generations of faith into deeper prayer and worship of God. Dan's new collection, Love and Grace, featuring his beautiful melodies and compelling lyrics, continues that legacy.

April 2019

Ringin’ Spring Handbell Workshop

April 6, 2019 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Music Ministry

Looking to improve your ringing skills in a fun event with other ringers who share your enthusiasm for handbells? Ringin' Spring Handbell Workshop features mass ringing, break-out sessions, lunch, a closing mini-concert, and great handbell friends!

In a time of great social and ecological upheaval, it is vital that we forge alternative ways of being in the world. During our retreat, we’ll contemplatively grapple with and explore possible lifestyles that go beyond the consumer paradigm and instead generate connection and kinship.

Art Gallery Exhibit: Falling Away / Moving Ahead

April 6, 2019 10:00 am - June 2, 2019 5:00 pm

Sinsinawa Art Gallery presents “Falling Away/Moving Ahead." Helen Reznicek is a printmaker whose work is always quite personal and expressive, and the motion of creating the images is often evident in the finished pieces.

Ringin’ Spring Handbell Concert

April 6, 2019 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The handbell ringers who participated in the Ringin' Spring Handbell Workshop will present a mini-concert of the pieces they rehearsed.

In the third of Kent Nerburn's Neither Wolf Nor Dog trilogy, he once again offers a glimpse into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the "old ones" still have powers beyond our understanding.

Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them. This program is part of our Brain Health Programs sponsored in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

May 2019

Meeting Alzheimer’s

May 1, 2019 9:00 am - May 2, 2019 3:30 pm

It can be difficult to understand, communicate and connect with people who have Alzheimer's or dementia. They may say or do things that don't make sense, or they may become upset or angry. Finding creative ways to react and respond can make a big difference in the quality of their lives and enhance on-going relationships.

Crossing Bridges

May 2, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Crossing Bridges is an educational discussion group for people who have mild memory loss or are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their primary care partners. The philosophy of the group is to promote a fulfilled life while living with cognitive change.

Sacred Space, Sacred Pathway

May 3, 2019 7:30 pm - May 4, 2019 4:30 pm

A Labyrinth Retreat

Every day life often finds us in a dizzy spin as we maneuver non-stop through 24-hour days! This experience will offer the luxury of time and space to stop long enough and slow down to relax and regain inner balance. The labyrinth process reminds us that each person walks individually on a sacred journey, yet we share the path to God with others! 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

June 2019

Art Gallery Exhibit: 13th Annual Heritage Art Show

June 4, 2019 10:00 am - July 31, 2019 5:00 pm

The 13th annual Heritage Art Show will feature works in diverse media by Dominican Sister artists and others in the Motherhouse Collection. An oil-on-paper painting by artist Michel Godjevac (1896-1982), a gift to the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, will be displayed.

Organ Concert: Peter Szeibel

June 5, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Organ Concert: Bruce Bengtson

June 12, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Organ Concert: Mark Brampton Smith

June 19, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome at this ecumenical outdoor gathering. Participants will gather inside the inside main entrance and proceed outdoors together.

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

July 2019

Organ Concert: Jillian Gardner

July 3, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Organ Concert: Ann Marie Rigler

July 10, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Handbell Concert

July 18, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come hear the culmination of a week of rehearsals among the amazing acoustics of Queen of the Rosary Chapel! A freewill offering will be accepted.

John Two-Hawks Concert

July 19, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the enchanting music and profound wisdom of John Two-Hawks. With an evocative tapestry of mystical sound and moving oratory, Two-Hawks welcomes all to reawaken the awareness of our living connection to the Earth and to the unseen world.
Walk-ins welcome - $35.

Native Flute Lessons & Wisdom

July 20, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take a journey with Grammy® and Emmy® nominated Native Flute recording artist John Two-Hawks into the mysteries of the hokagapi; that ancient indigenous woodwind that makes a voice to the song of your heart, was used to serenade a beloved, and became an instrument of healing for a line of medicine people. A fun experience of interesting exploration of the amazing, enchanting Native American Flute, with stories, lessons and song! Flutes will be available to borrow or purchase during the workshop.

Organ Concert: Michael Emmerich

July 31, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

August 2019

Art Gallery Exhibit: The Lands We Share

August 2, 2019 10:00 am - September 30, 2019 5:00 pm

The Lands We Share exhibit is a project that focuses on the intersection of farming, land, ethnic culture and history in Wisconsin. The exhibit will feature the stories, histories, artifacts, images and sounds of six culturally and regionally distinct farms and farm sites and invites visitors to share their own stories, insights and questions.

Organ Concert: Karen Black

August 7, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Kissed by God: Holy Women Create!

August 9, 2019 7:30 pm - August 11, 2019 1:00 pm

Join the Holy Women, kissed by God whose creativity flowed into our world in art, music and writing: Miriam the dancer, Hildegard the artist/musician/writer, Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux, the writers. This interactive weekend retreat invites your creative expression as you explore art by and about Holy Women from ancient times (such as Mary Magdalene and the Woman at the Well) to today (including Tekakwitha and Hildegard).

Organ Concert: Jeff Verkuilen

August 14, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Praying & Painting Your Icon

August 15, 2019 9:00 am - August 18, 2019 5:00 pm

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. After the morning sessions, you will learn the process of icon painting and will be painting your own icon.

Organ Concert: David Jonies

August 21, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Is It Time for Facility Care?

August 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Review life situations to consider when making the decision to move to facility care. This program is offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Organ Concert: Aaron David Miller

August 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks the 28th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from  Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August (except July 17 and 24) at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Memory Cafe

August 29, 2019 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.

September 2019

3rd Annual Harvest Fest

September 7, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate fall with our annual Harvest Fest at the Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm. The day includes farm tours, hay rides, live music, kids' activities, and snacks. Learn about the local food system and see how beginning farmers are getting their businesses off the ground. You'll be able to purchase organic veggies directly from the six farm businesses that make us this year's cohort.

Canvas Painting: Fall Tree

September 19, 2019 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 along your friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out!

Film Screening: “Bidder 70”

September 24, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice.

Memory Cafe

September 26, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Sinsinawa Steppers will be walking in the fourth annual Mound Memory Walk from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Sinsinawa Mound. The walk supports people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, those caring for them, and area support programs. This year we walk to honor Sister Kathleen (Janetta) Loughrin, OP (1943-2019), and Joel Gorun (1941-2019).

October 2019

Art Gallery: 29th Annual Quilt Exhibit

October 3, 2019 10:00 am - November 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Sinsinawa Museum Exhibit

Quilts to Warm Your Body and Comfort Your Soul
Visit us for the 29th annual quilt exhibit. The exhibit is fresh and unique each year as quilts can only be displayed once. Quilters who participate in the show have a connection to a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister or a Mound staff person

Sacred Lands Tour

October 3, 2019 6:30 pm - October 6, 2019 6:00 pm

RETREAT IS FILLED
This tour will take us on guided visits to indigenous sacred sites at Effigy Mounds National Monument (Harpers Ferry, IA) and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our guides will include the staff of Effigy Mounds, Rev. Robert Two Bulls (Lakota), Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican), and Larry Martin (Ojibwe).

ValLimar Jansen in Concert

October 4, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and join us for a multigenerational evening of music and worship. ValLimar is a highly regarded inspirational / catechetical speaker, singer, composer and recording artist. She sings a broad range of styles from traditional to contemporary. ValLimar has a long history of singing sacred music starting at the age of five.

Reading the Driftless Forest

October 12, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to read the stories of the Driftless Region's forest through clues to its history and current state of being. Ronald Lindblom, Land Stewardship Director, will guide the group in exploring the grounds of Sinsinawa Mound to learn how the forest has adapted to the geology and ecology of the Driftless Region and how the forest has changed in recent times due to human activity.

Compassion Begins Within

October 18, 2019 7:30 pm - October 19, 2019 4:30 pm

Self-compassion can be difficult when we do not treat ourselves with the same compassion as we offer to others. Self-compassion refers to relating to yourself with loving-kindness. We must first nurture compassion in ourselves before we can offer loving-kindness to others.

Canvas Painting: Witch’s Feet

October 22, 2019 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!

Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory

October 22, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge.

From Education to Action! Join us for a day filled with celebration of all we have done; learning from others in our own region and across the state; and planning our next steps as a partnership.

End of Life and Dementia

October 24, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions. This program is offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Glass Ornament Class

October 26, 2019 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.

Glass Bowl Class

October 26, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CLASS IS FULL.
Glass artist Barb McKinlay will help you make a bowl of your own design. Learn about glass fusing, design, and decorating with pieces of glass, abstract shapes, pebbles, noodles, and stringers. Each participant will also make four abstract magnets with many options for creativity.

Memory Cafe

October 31, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Halloween - Fever River Puppeteers
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.

November 2019

Green Burials

November 2, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shedd Farley of Natural Path Sanctuary and the Farley Center (Verona, WI) will introduce participants to various methods of final disposition from ancient times through the 20th century and what may lie ahead in the 21st century. By looking at cultural, technical, and societal development, participants can better discern whether green burial or a different method is right for them.

Join Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light, Wisconsin Green Muslims, RENEW Wisconsin, Dubuque’s Interfaith Green Coalition, Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, and Faith in Place (Illinois IPL) for a workshop about renewable energy in faith communities.

Songs of Celebration

November 10, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Julien Chamber Choir, under the direction of Kristen Eby, presents a special anniversary concert, "Songs of Celebration: 20 Years of JCC!" in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound. The concert will include works in a variety of styles by Britten, Copland, Rutter, Stroope and more.

The Life and Times of George Wallace Jones

November 16, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sinsinawa Mound was at one point the seat of power for the vast Wisconsin Territory, which spanned from the Canadian border and Lake Michigan west to the Pacific Ocean. The Wisconsin Territory was the largest geographic territory or state in the Union of the States, and its author and public servant, General George Wallace Jones, was a national figure who originally came to the Tri-State area in 1828 and staked claim to Sinsinawa Mound and the surrounding 1,000 acres.

Memory Cafe

November 21, 2019 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.

December 2019

Advent Taize Prayer

December 2, 2019 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.

Canvas Painting: Snowman

December 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, owner of Create It Art Studio, will guide you step by step how to paint your own canvas. All materials will be provided. Bring along your friends for a fun and creative evening out.

Art Gallery Exhibit: Nativities of the World

December 4, 2019 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 5:00 pm

This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Kyrgyzstan, Uruguay, Germany, India, Spain, Venezuela, Italy, Educado, Jerusalem, Peru, Russian, Kenya and many more countries.

Grief Retreat: Journey towards Wholeness

December 7, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

This ecumenical 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. The service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for you and your family to experience a new and meaningful ritual. During this service you will be presented with the ornament to take and place in your home during the holiday season.

Advent Taize Prayer

December 9, 2019 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.

Book & Gift Gallery: Holiday Open House

December 14, 2019 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 11th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14. 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.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Moms, daughters, and other loved ones of all ages are invited to join us for this annual tea gathering. Wear your favorite holiday dresses, and girls, bring your dolls, too! We will be presenting tea, hot chocolate, canapés, and holiday desserts on the Mound’s Heritage Collection of porcelain plates and silver services. Nativities from around the world will be available for viewing in our Art Gallery.

Advent Taize Prayer

December 16, 2019 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.

Praying with the Seasons: Winter Solstice

December 21, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in honoring the longest night and shortest day of the year through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. Most of this session will take place indoors, though we'll have a small fire outdoors, as well as opportunity for contemplative time outdoors. All are welcome to this ecumenical gathering.

Forest Therapy Walk

December 22, 2019 9:00 am - 11:30 am

MORNING WALK ADDED
Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Forest Therapy is not a naturalist walk. Rather, it is a slow, meditative walk in nature that takes a holistic view to the physiological, mental, emotional, and psycho-spiritual benefits to be derived from an embodied contact with nature and aims to engage humans through their senses, not their intellects.

January 2020

Epiphany Prayer Service

January 5 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

As the Christmas season comes to a close, celebrate the feast of the Epiphany with the Sisters. This evening prayer will include musical reflections and a procession to the Christmas creche.

Art Gallery Exhibit: “Universe Canticle”

January 7 10:00 am - March 27 5:00 pm

Features fabric panels filled with stitchery, embroidery, weaving, and applique that depict the unfolding story of the universe, through the eyes and hands and artistic heritage of women from diverse cultural groups in South Africa.

Join us for a discussion of The Thin Places: A Celtic Landscape from Ireland to the Driftless. Kevin Koch's book connects places in Ireland with places in the American Midwest’s Driftless Area along themes of Celtic spirituality.

Memory Cafe

January 30 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.

Perfectly Imperfect

January 31 7:30 pm - February 2 1:00 pm

Progress in our spiritual journey is not about achieving perfection. Rather it invites us to inquire openly and with compassion about finding how the divine expresses in our daily lives. We often miss opportunities to deepen our spiritual growth by ignoring how our imperfections are actually the grist for the mill. Our imperfections are actually what we need to embrace in order to become free from old fears, doubts and self-doubts. Spiritual progress occurs only when we soften our self-aversion and begin to accept and relate wisely with deep compassion to what we judge to be imperfect.

February 2020

The half way point between solstices and equinoxes are known as “cross-quarters” and are significant feast days in the Celtic calendar. Today we honor one of those Gaelic feasts: Imbolc, which is also St. Brigid Day. We’ll also honor the feast of Candlemas.

Come learn Native People's histories of the land that is Sinsinawa Mound. We'll draw from the Mascouten, Ho-Chunk, Potawatomi, and Meskwaki Nations. Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at UW-Platteville will lead this presentation. His recent work explores early indigenous and African American histories of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin.

Memory Cafe

February 27 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.

The farmer-poet Wendell Berry (1934-) is arguably today’s most important, prophetic, and interesting writer on matters of land, health, community, and spirituality. This retreat will celebrate Berry’s life and words, contemplatively delving into his importance for our precarious age.

March 2020

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 2 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.

Sinsinawa Mound is hosting a morning with Gary Glazner, founder and executive director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. Glazner, an internationally recognized speaker and expert on using poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, will share his knowledge on this topic.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 16 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.

The Spring Equinox - a day of equal light and dark - falls within the season of Lent and is close to the feast of the Annunciation.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 30 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.

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Sinsinawa Mound Center

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

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