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Our Facilities

Bookstore

The Bookstore features a variety of resources for contemporary spirituality.

We are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, and Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00noon.

Gift certificates are available by contacting:
Siena Retreat Center Bookstore
(262) 898-2590
[email protected]

Books

Popular authors include Paula D’Arcy, Joyce Rupp, Richard Rohr, and James Martin. 
Topics include social and environmental justice, grief and aging, Christian mystics and prayer, Eastern spiritualities and Buddhism, spiritual direction, Centering Prayer, personal growth, creativity, poetry, and much more.

Handmade and Fair Trade Items

- Hand-crafted jewelry, loom weavings, and baskets made by S. Kathleen
- Turned wooden prayer bowls made by Jerry Rupp, with a prayer card by Joyce Rupp
- Earth Prayer Beads from the Sisters of Green Mountain Monastery
- Holy Land Stone keepsakes from Jerusalem
- Fair Trade Divine Chocolate that benefits family farmers in Ghana
- Ornaments for Orphans (supports vulnerable children in Africa)
- Organic cotton socks by Maggie's Socks
- Singing bowls from Nepal
- Peace + All Good soaps and lotions from Franciscan Peacemakers benefiting women survivors of exploitation
- A wide variety of framed and unframed prints, and posters including "The Last Supper" by Bodhan Piasecki
- CDs including Native American flute music, relaxing instrumentals for meditation or massage, and popular artists such as Peter Mayer and Sara Thomsen. Many titles currently on sale!
- Insulated coffee cups with inspirational messages


Cards
- Cards by Anne
- Ministry of the Arts (while they last)
- and many others

 

For more information about Siena Retreat Center's Bookstore, call 262-898-2590 or email [email protected]

 

Outdoor labyrinth

Outdoor Labyrinth

" We are not human beings on a spiritual path. We are spiritual beings on a human path. "
-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in religious traditions in various forms around the world.  By walking the labyrinth we are discovering a long forgotten mystical tradition.

A Cretan-style, 7-circuit labyrinth, overlooking Lake Michigan, graces our outdoor environment.  The Cretan labyrinth has been found on the isle of Crete, and was walked as a symbol of the spiritual journey as far back as 2600 BC.

Siena Retreat Center also has an indoor 11-circuit, Chartres labyrinth.  The Chartres design originated in Roman times and was also built into the marble floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France in the 1200's AD. 

For more information on walking this ancient meditation tool, please contact us at (262) 898-2590. 

Meeting Rooms

Siena Retreat Center's meeting room space aims to combine practicality with a warm, inviting, and calming ambience.  Meeting rooms are set to meet your needs--auditorium style, large rectangular tables with chairs, or round tables with chairs.

Siena Retreat Center staff will determine which meeting room will be assigned to your group. 

Please contact Nikki for additional information on rooms to meet your needs. 

bedroom

Bedroom Floors

Our 67 bedrooms each have a private bathroom (with a shower) and are accessible by elevator.  Linens are provided.  A small number of bedrooms are ADA accessible.  Each bedroom has adjustable temperature settings. Several bedrooms have two twin beds or a queen-size bed.  Unless otherwise requested, each person is assigned a private bedroom.

The second floor has a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board. Each floor has a sitting room with a "book nook."

We ask that silence be kept on the bedroom floors to ensure a contemplative environment.