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Books that have Marked our Lives 2023

Books that have Marked our Lives

Despite the omnipresence of TV and the constant messaging, many of us are by nature and grace Readers. We greet our friends and even new acquaintances with “What are you reading now?” We begin to realize that our bookshelves mark times and movement in our lives—the broadenings and deepenings of fiction and non-fiction, uplifts of poetry and humor, new spiritual paradigms, accents on complex concerns, pieces of the human story, wonders of our natural world, and the call of goodness, truth, and beauty.

Come with some special books, a list of more, and some blank pages for reflection and to mark down titles you hear from others. It will be great to share our enthusiasm, growth, and spiritual blessing of being a Reader.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Cost of $45 includes the mid-day meal.

You can register and pay online by clicking the register button on the right, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to "Siena Retreat Center". Payment must be received to complete registration.

Please register by Monday, December 26. By registering early, you assist us in providing quality organization and administration of our retreats and programs. We want to be fully prepared for your arrival with adequate staffing, supplies, room arrangements, and meals. We make every effort to avoid canceling retreats and programs. However, most of these events require a minimum enrollment to move forward. Registering early can help assure that the retreats and programming you look forward to participating in can happen.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on our health and safety protocols.


Miriam Brown, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican, is a spiritual guide, retreat facilitator, and presenter on current spirituality themes. Miriam holds a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Fordham University and has directed an ecumenical organization for 13 years. Miriam has an eye for the Spirit’s movement in the world and flowing in each person’s precious life.

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