Compassion Retreat

Fostering Self-Compassion

Heart shaped art.Sinsinawa Mound is sponsoring a retreat that helps participants treat themselves with the same compassion they offer to others. Join us for Compassion Begins Within from 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, through 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. 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. Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, trained in the boundless compassion work of Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM, will instill a clear vision of how compassion and a spiritual way of life can change us personally and help to bring presence and healing into the fragmented world around us. DeVenuta is an artist, spiritual director and retreat leader. Please note that this retreat uses essential oils.

The registration deadline is Oct. 11, and the fee is $122 for an overnight guest and $84 for a commuter.

For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at

Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.

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