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Singing in the Hildegarden, 2023

Singing in the Hildegarden 2023. Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6, 2023

With St. Hildegard (1098-1179) as our guide, we will enter an ancient sacred garden of love and wisdom, where we will be nourished by songs of heart, including selections from Hildegard’s powerful music received from the “living light.” We will also explore Hildegard's art, holistic medicine, and profound spiritual teachings to cultivate this generative garden of timeless love.
Some of the women on this retreat have been participating for several years, some are coming for the first time. All are warmly welcomed and valued. If you have any concerns about your singing abilities, please know that all you need is an open and willing heart. You will be singing freely before you know it. Welcome home.


Thursday, August 3, to Sunday, August 6, 2023
The retreat begins at 7:00pm on Thursday and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.
Cost of $455 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations and meals.

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, July 17. 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.

Susan Lincoln is an inspiring classical singer and teacher from Austin, Texas. After a 1999 pivotal experience at the Abbey of St. Hildegard of Bingen in Germany, Susan made a commitment to helping women heal through the power of their own voices with Hildegard as our guide. She is the founder of Hilde Girls in Austin, now celebrating 20 wonderful years! Susan has an exuberant spirit, passionate curiosity, empathic heart, and two precious granddaughters who keep her young at heart! Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, she is grateful to be “returning home" to the Midwest for this retreat.

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