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Bookstore

The Bookstore features a variety of resources for contemporary spirituality:

Books

Popular authors include Paula D’Arcy, Joyce Rupp, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Pema Chodron, and James Martin. 
Topics include social and environmental justice, grief and aging, Christian mystics and prayer, Eastern spiritualities and Buddhism, spiritual direction, Centering Prayer, and more.

We have a wide variety of books and daily reflection for the Lenten season including the new title

-Jesus Wasn't Killed by the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent.  Contributors include Walter Brueggemann, Rabbi Sandy Sasso and Bishop Richard Sklba (from the Diocese of Milwaukee).

Other new titles include:

- Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety by Henri Nouwen.  Though he died over 20 years ago, Nouwen is still relevant in this never-before-published work as he offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant.

- The Courage Way: Leading and Living with Integrity by the Center for Courage & Renewal and Shelly Francis.  A guide to leadership that shows how to draw upon your courage in all you do.  This book has its roots in the work of Parker Palmer.

-Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN (a four-step meditation) by Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance.

- Living a Loved Life: Awakening Wisdom Through Stories of Inspirtation, Challenge and Possibility by Dawna Markova, author of I Will Not Live an Unlived Life.  These stories show you how to glean wisdom hidden in your greatest difficulties and lead you to value your own unique existence.

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- a new order has just arrived

Other Unique Items

  • Soaps and lotions from Gifts for the Journey benefiting women survivors of violence, abuse, and exploitation
  • Framed and unframed prints, 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
  • Payerful Pretzels and St. Hildegard Crunch from Monastery Baked Goods
  • Insulated coffee cups with lids.  Each cup has an inspirational message.
  • InnerSpirit Rattles, fired clay rattles crafted in Alpine, TX, by J Davis Studios

Cards

  • 50% off all Brush Dance cards
  • Cards by Anne
  • Ministry of the Arts
  • and many others
For more information about Siena Retreat Center's Bookstore, call 262-898-2590 or e-mail retreats@racinedominicans.org

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 Sister Kathleen Bohn, OP, at (262) 898-2581.  S. Kathleen Bohn has take the labyrinth facilitator training from Lauren Artress.

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 Sr. Dolores 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.

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

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