SINSINAWA, Wis.—Artist Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, will lead a retreat, River of My Soul: The Ebb and Flow of the Journey, at Sinsinawa Mound June 3-4, 2016. This retreat will allow participants to discover the natural rhythm and flow of their creative side–even those who don’t consider themselves artistic. DeVenuta is a Franciscan sister living, creating, and ministering in Milwaukee, Wis. Drawing inspiration from John O’Donohue’s quote, “I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding (Connemara Blues),” each person will be invited to engage in a reflective process using the mandala as a means of expression. The mandala is an art piece that incorporates repurposed records and optical lenses assembled with threads, painted pieces and rice papers. DeVenuta utilizes various types of mantras, such as music, to help participants anchor their thoughts and dive deeper into a sacred space of reflection and creativity. There will be time for personal silence, group sharing, ritual and creativity. The registration deadline is May 27, and the fee is $117 for an overnight guest or $79 for a commuter. For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org. 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.
The Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center in Racine, WI is looking for an Executive Director. “The Eco-Justice Center is dedicated to environmental education and care of Earth in the context of community, contemplation, creativity, and cultivation.” Read more
Movie Review by Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.
The Jungle Book is a remake of the 1967 Disney animated film. Both are screen versions of Rudyard Kipling’s classic book about Mowgli, an orphaned boy, rescued by Bagherra the Panther, and raised by wolves. The earlier Disney film is an animated film with characters hand drawn (the standard at the time); the current film, directed by Jon Favreau (director of Iron Man), uses computer generated (CG) technology to make the jungle and animals look more realistic.
Dominican Sister of Peace Suzanne Brauer was featured in The Times-Picayune’s April 30th newsletter, “‘An insatiable love for people:’ Dominican sister brings peace to Gert Town,” for her work with the Peace Center. The Peace Center is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace in New Orleans, LA. Read article