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Awakening to the Depths: Mystic Companions on the Journey

“Now do not let the word ‘mystic’ scare you off. It simply means one who has moved from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience. ”

- Richard Rohr

There is a waiting list for this retreat.

This year’s retreat will explore “Mystic Companions on the Journey” through silence, meeting daily with a spiritual director, morning and evening gatherings for prayer and other options. Our "companions" this year include Teresa of Avila, Thomas Berry, Etty Hillesum, Thomas Merton and Edwina Gateley. Come and join us for a week of listening attentively to the music of life and to the still small voice within.

Sunday, July 8, to Saturday, July 14, 2018

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 direction, overnight accommodations, and meals.  (massage available)

Jane Clare Ishiguro is Awaa spiritual guide and 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 Center’s Spiritual Guidance 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.


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Awakening to the Depths

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