SINSINAWA, WI – Backyard Herbalism is a virtual workshop sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center that will help you learn to identify and use nature’s gifts in your own backyard. Join clinical herbalist Shannon Renne of Madison, WI, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, as she provides a brief overview of the medicinal properties of 10 native Midwest plant species. Renne has completed five years of formal herbal studies and a clinical apprenticeship through Red Root Mountain School of Botanical Medicine. She is a partner in Herban Artisans and is coordinator of the Madison Chapter of Herbalists Without Borders. The registration deadline is September 1, and the fee is $10. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
Siena Retreat Center’s series Spirituality Alive will be presented via Zoom four evenings this fall from 6:30-8:00 pm CDT. Facilitated by Miriam Brown, OP, participants will gather around themes needed today:
- September 29–Fully Alive in Hope
- October 13–When Things Go Wrong
- October 27–Lightness of Being: Wisdom, Wit, and Woo
- November 10–Alive Spiritually: Life and Light Together
The popularity of the program is due to the deep and wide exploring spirits that participants bring to the discussion.
These times have pressed us to open our souls to find at a deep level the grounding of our Faith and Hope, and to dedicate our Love amidst trying circumstances. Jesus prayed that we may have “eyes to see” grace in all of life’s anxious, conflicted, heroic, caring dimensions. In this series we stretch our abilities to reach deep into our spirits and to live each day “fully alive” in the Divine Mystery. May we see that all is Grace. The theme for this year’s Spirituality Alive series is Alive to Life in All Its Dimensions.
The cost is $10 per session or $35 for the series. Registration is available at www.SienaRetreatCenter.org or by calling (262) 898-2590. Come join us with a humble and questing spirit.
SINSINAWA, WI – Sinsinawa Mound Center is offering Ecology of Silence as a virtual retreat on Wednesday, August 26, from 7:00 – 8:00pm CST . Join Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada to explore the role of silence and noise in our lives and our society. Our lives are too often caught up in the distractions of noise and busyness. We’ll look to silence as a way to reconnect with creation and the divine. Please register by contacting Guest Services at (608) 748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. There is a $10 fee.
On Friday, June 19, at noon, about 30 employees of the Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse in Amityville, NY, and PACE paid respects to the life and death of George Floyd. Participants — including Sisters and staff– were invited to kneel for nine minutes in honor of the eight minutes and 46 seconds that George Floyd was pinned underneath the knee of a police officer on May 25.
Employees from PACE as well as Motherhouse office, maintenance, kitchen and housekeeping staff and Sisters from the Leadership Team and resident sisters attended this silent, yet powerful, experience.
Earlier in the day, there was prayer and nine minutes of silence in the building for those who could not go outside at noon and kneel.
This event took place on Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Sinsinawa Mound Center is sponsoring a workshop that delves into the relationship between Native peoples and non-Native people. Toward Right Relationships with Native Peoples will be held virtually from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. Join Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada for an interview with Paula Palmer and Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) to learn about building relationships among Native and non-Native communities based on truth, respect, justice and our shared humanity. Participants will learn to challenge and support one another as they work toward right relationships that address more than 500 years of genocide, colonization and forced assimilation of Native peoples. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.