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Holy Week Retreat

Siena Retreat Center is offering a "Micro-Retreat" for Holy and Easter Week.  Daily Segments can be found on our Youtube channel at or on our Facebook page at



Rev. Jim Marchionda, OP, is a Dominican priest, preacher, choir director and composer.  He is the Prior Provincial of  the Chicago-based Province of St. Albert the Great. Although engaged in full-time preaching prior to the election, his present focus is on internal ministry among the friars of the Province.  Jim continues, whenever possible, to preach parish missions and retreats for various groups, congregations, and organizations.  Strongly committed to collaborative preaching, he worked for over 20 years with his partner from the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters Congregation. 

Ann Willits, OP, is a preacher, poet, writer and lecturer.  She has offered parish missions, retreats and conferences within the United States, South America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.  She was a high school English teacher and administrator, on the General Council of her Congregation and was Director of PARABLE, a national conference for Dominican Life and Mission.  She has recorded three retreats for Now You Know Media entitled Writing Home, Lands of Dominic, and Ordinary Mysteries.  Ann received her MA from St. Thomas University and did post-graduate study at Marquette University.


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