Behind the Fence

260. Rest in Peace

260. Rest in Peace

From a sign at the Sisters’ Cemetery at Sinsinawa Mounds, the Mother house for the Sinsinawa Dominicans:

Sinsinawa Mounds is the beginning, the middle, and the end of the sisters’ story. This is their home. They profess their vows here and then embark on missions to create better choices and tomorrows for many people. Periodically they come home for reflection, renewal, and reconnection. After most of their work is done, they return home to spend restful, yet joyful, days in prayer, study, and contemplation.

Most of the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters are buried here. The Mound is their everlasting resting place and the gateway to their everlasting home with God.

I was impressed by the quiet, the solemnity, and the beauty of these surroundings tucked away in southwest Wisconsin. It was a place which seemed appropriate for quiet and introspection.


5 Responses to “Behind the Fence”

  1. 1 tmcchesney
    May 20, 2009 at 6:24 am

    So cool! love that fence and it’s shadows! Wonderful!

  2. 2 Gandalf
    May 20, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I love the lines and shadows. The background on the Sisters of Sinsinawa community is also very interesting.

  3. May 20, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I love the repetition of the stones with the fence and shadow. A serene scene …

  4. May 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    This is such a wonderful composition! The black, the shadows, the monuments!

  5. May 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    This looks just like the cemetary where my husband’s aunt the nun is buried. She was a Domincan, too. It is very serene.

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