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Slavic Spirituality 2022, In Person Program

Slavic Spirituality 2022 in person event

East-Central Europe is often described as a crossroad of thought and trade between Asia and Western Europe. Yet this land and its people have a unique history and culture.

Sometime before the fourth century c.e. and somewhere near the present-day borders between Belarus, Poland, and Ukraine, a distinct Slavic culture emerged. The spirituality indigenous to this area is the source of this day’s reflection.

During this presentation, reflection, and dialogue, we will briefly acquaint ourselves with the history of the Slavic people. We will then explore six characteristics of Slavic spirituality and their relevance for our times.

Whether our genetic memory includes an East-Central European heritage or we are simply interested in other cultures, this day will explore how we can draw on Slavic spirituality for inspiration for our own lives.

Registration for this program is closed.

In Person: Sunday, October 16, 2022
11:30am—3:30pm Central Time

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, October 3. 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.

Click here for the virtual option on Thursday, October 6.

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Claire Anderson holds a master’s degree in European History from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and an Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry degree from the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago). A fourth-generation Polish American, she lived in Poland from 1992 to 1993 and has visited the country several times. Her book, The Seasons of the Slavic Soul was published in 2017 by ACTA Publications. Claire currently serves as Executive Director of Siena Retreat Center.