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Awakening to the Depths

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. ”

- Victor Hugo


This year’s retreat will explore “Mystic Companions on the Journey” through silence, meeting daily with a spiritual guide, morning and evening gatherings for prayer and other options.  Come and join us for a week of listening attentively to the music of life and to the still small voice within.

Each day we will be encouraged to deepen  our own connection with God and with ourselves and with all creation by considering the wisdom of  “companions on the journey” like  Caryll Houselander, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Meister Eckhart and Julian of Norwich.

Sunday, June 16, to Saturday, June 22, 2019
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the noon meal on Saturday. 
Cost of $495 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, spiritual guidance appointments, overnight accommodations, and meals. 


Jane Clare Ishiguro is a spiritual companion and retreat facilitator.  She is also an enthusiast and facilitator for adult faith formation as well as spiritual growing and thriving.   A graduate of the Siena Retreat Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program and  St. Francis Seminary, Jane Clare is currently the pastoral associate for the Good Shepherd Community of Faith in Menomonee Falls.

Maureen McDonnell, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican, has been teacher, formation director, and college campus minister.  She is a graduate   of Siena Retreat Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program and ministers as a spiritual guide in the Madison area.

Jerry Mosser is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, retired from a ministry of hospital and hospice chaplaincy, a vocation to   which he was called following  a career as a research microbiologist and science writer.  He is a graduate of Siena Retreat Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program and serves as a spiritual guide and companion to others seeking wholeness and spiritual integration.  He describes his spiritual orientation as decidedly interfaith.

Pat Shutts has a BA in Theology and an MA in Pastoral Studies, and received training in spiritual guidance from Creighton University and bereavement ministry from the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois.  Pat brings her gift of compassionate listening and openness to the Spirit, and companions seekers as they acknowledge and discover God's presence in all of life's journey.  Pat is a lay covenant companion of the Wheaton Franciscans.  She loves art, play, and prayer.  There is a waiting list for this spiritual director.

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Awakening to the Depths

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