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Frequently Asked Questions

Coming on retreat at Siena?  Here's what you should know:

What precautions are you taking regarding COVID-19?

Siena Retreat Center intends to continue to be a place of calm, peace, and wellness during this uncertain time.  In an attempte to curtail the coronavirus, we are temporarily suspending operations through Friday, July 24th.

  • Essential employees wear masks when in common spaces, undergo a questionnaire of symptoms every day that they arrive for work, as well as have their forehead temperature taken and documented. 
  • We have increased our sanitation to include daily anti-viral cleaning of frequently touched areas such as doorknobs and elevator buttons.
  • We have increased the locations of disinfectant wipes and gels and encourage frequent use.

We ask that all parties follow these basic steps:

  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow if no tissue is available).
  • Avoid touching your nose and mouth.
  • Wash your hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds) with soap and water.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Use disposable wipes to wipe off phones, door handles, etc. frequently.

Individual questions may be directed to:  Jane Czarnezki at (262) 898-2591 or Claire Anderson at (262) 898-2588.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Siena Retreat Center as soon as the CDC gives an "all clear."

What are the rates?

Group rates vary depending on length of retreat, the number of meals, etc., but generally one night and three meals = $94 per person (one meeting room included).

Audio-visual equipment, extra meeting rooms, snacks, etc. incur additional charges.

Can dietary restrictions be accommodated?

With advanced notice of 10-14 days, the central kitchen for the Siena campus is able to meet most dietary needs.  Advanced coordination is required so that we can best meet your specific needs.  Please contact Sr. Dolores at (262) 898-2580.  Group leaders are expected to coordinate with with group members so that their needs may be met as well.  Groups are not required to have meals through the Center, and individuals and groups may bring their own food.  Under all circumstances, arrangements must be coordinated in advance with Retreat Center staff. 

Will the Bookstore be open when my group is there?

Our outstanding bookstore is open during most business days (except holidays) from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, on Saturdays usually until 8:00 or 8:30 pm, and on many Sundays until 1:00 pm.  If you have a specific time in mind, please email us or call us at (262) 898-2590.

Are children allowed?

 Siena Retreat Center serves adults for the purpose of spiritual renewal, enrichment, individual and group retreats, prayer, and contemplation.  Use of the Center is restricted to those activities and pursuits that fit within this aim.  Generally, minors of any age are not allowed at Siena Retreat Center overnight.  Consideration is given to certain school or church groups particularly for day use, and a contract is required. 

Do you provide transportation?

Please make your own arrangements for transportation if you are coming with another group.  If you are coming for one of the retreats sponsored by Siena Retreat Center, please contact us several days in advance to arrange a for pick-up at a local bus or train station.

How early or late may I check in?

Please arrive when your contract indicates so that we can be available for you.

Are linens provided?

Yes, bedding and towels are provided. Soap is provided, but please bring your own toiletries. A wash machine, dryer, iron, and ironing board are provided on both bedroom floors for your use.