SINSINAWA, WI – Dan Schutte is presenting a retreat for Sinsinawa Mound Center virtually. Walking the Sacred Path with Dan Schutte is Monday, Oct. 19-Thursday, Oct. 22. This is a recorded two-day online retreat presented by Schutte followed by a live Zoom question and answer session (Q & A session) with him Oct. 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. The retreat recordings can be viewed online anytime between Oct. 19 and the start of the Q & A session on Oct. 22. Each recorded presentation is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes reflections and music. The theme for the first retreat day is Paying Attention to God. Taking time out of our routine, even if it is just a few minutes, is a practice to be nurtured in our lives of faith. The second retreat day is Sent as Disciples of Hope. The power of God’s grace can penetrate even the darkest moments in our lives. In the infinite wisdom of God, even our darkest moments are holy. The fee is $50 per person and the registration deadline is Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. A digital workbook/prayer journal is included. To register contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
SINSINAWA, WI – Author and poet Austin Smith will lead Poetry of the Land for Sinsinawa Mound Center. Join us via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. John Keats wrote that “the poetry of earth is never dead,” and, indeed, from “The Georgics” of Virgil, with its sections on animal husbandry and beekeeping, to more contemporary poems by Wendell Berry and Maurice Manning, the land has always been a fertile subject for poets to celebrate and mourn. We’ll read and consider four poems by Wendell Berry, Joanna Klink, Jared Carer, and Marianne Boruch. The fee is $10 per person and the registration deadline is Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. To register contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
SINSINAWA, WI – Sinsinawa Mound Center is sponsoring An Ecological Reading of the Book of Revelation, a Zoom webinar that will explore the intimate connection between Revelation and the beauty and right use of creation, from 7 to 8 p.m. CST Wednesday, September 30. Amid this coronavirus crisis, many are turning to the Book of Revelation as a prediction of the future. It was used in the doomsday prophecy of 2012 and Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series. It’s been used in a similar way today. However, Revelation is not a prediction of a future event. It is primarily an ecological book. Carol Soderholm, an ELCA Lutheran pastor who lives on over 100 acres of restored prairie, will facilitate our discussion. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
SINSINAWA, Wis.—“The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” is the featured book for the next Book Discussion sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center. Join Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. CST Wednesday, October 7 and 21. This National Book Award finalist by the masterful Ojibwe storyteller Louise Erdrich has been described as “profoundly moving” and “nothing less than dazzling.” Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. The discussion is free but registration is required by calling Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter online. Copies of the book are available for purchase through Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery at www.sinsinawa.org/giftgallery for shipping or curbside pickup.
With a bible in one hand and newspaper in the other, Dominicans are called to respond to the needs of the time – and now, more than ever, we are being called to act with rigor, intentionality, and with an anti-racist lens.
In light of the global pandemic that has hit our society, and has brought to light so many more injustices, DVUSA is committed to engaging fully in our Pillar of Study in order to broaden our liberation work and strengthen our allyship to the communities we serve with. This year, we have decided to extend our Study Series that would usually take place during lent, throughout the year so we can come together each month to engage in reflection, conversation and calls to action.
Every month, beginning in October, we will share materials on eight topics: Systemic Violence, Access to Healthcare, Immigration, Economic Justice, Education, Climate Change, Peace & Security and Human Trafficking. The Staff and the DVs will then come together over Zoom to discuss what we have learned and how we are called to respond internally and externally, in order to achieve a more liberated world.
Anti-racist and liberation work requires effort and actions from an entire community and we’d love to extend an invitation to our wider Dominican Family to be part of our Call Allyship Series. If you would like to gather with us every last Monday of the month, beginning October 26, 2020 please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FkdbagUa3wOIRlnqedEu5mDSLxlQSLVmZVpmfv92Vp0/edit
Once we have your information, we will be sure to send out all necessary materials to your email at the beginning of the month. We look forward to gathering with you. Thank you for your support!