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Contemplative Retreat for Women

Summer Retreat with Spiritual Direction

This year’s Contemplative Retreat for Women invites you to join in a ”Circle of Grace.” The story of the evolving universe includes a sacred river of grace that runs through the heart of all seekers and traditions. Come join us this week in exploring how you might open yourself to this healing and holy mystery of grace more deeply.

This retreat includes a daily meeting with a director, prayer gatherings in the morning and the evening, and optional daily tai chi and centering prayer, evening yoga opportunities, and an optional evening conversation gathering.

Sunday, July 10, to Saturday, July 16, 2022
The retreat begins on Sunday at 3:30pm and concludes with the mid-day meal on Saturday.

Registration for this retreat is closed.

Please register by Friday, June 24. By registering early, you assist us in providing quality organization and administration of our retreats and programs. We want to be fully prepared for your arrival with adequate staffing, supplies, room arrangements, and meals. We make every effort to avoid canceling retreats and programs. However, most of these events require a minimum enrollment to move forward. Registering early can help assure that the retreats and programming you look forward to participating in can happen.

Cost of $545 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, spiritual guidance appointments, overnight accommodations, and meals.

Deposits can be paid online at time of registration, by mailing a check made out to Siena Retreat Center, or by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 to pay with a credit card. Deposits must be received to complete registration.

Please note: some spiritual guides have a waiting list. Please click on "Spiritual Guides" tab to see details.

When registering, please provide your first and second choices for spiritual guides in the "special needs" field. Registrations cannot be completed without this information. To learn about the spiritual guides for this retreat, click the Spiritual Guides for Contemplative Retreat for Women tab on this page.


Rev. Barbara Cathey has a background in social work and spiritual guidance. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry from McCormick Seminary and is a retired Presbyterian Pastor. Barb currently has a waiting list for this retreat.

Jennifer Grant has a master’s degree in Spirituality from Loyola University with a specialization in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Jennifer is a wife, mother, spiritual director, retreat leader, and reiki master who believes in the sacred bond between healing and nature. Jennifer currently has a waiting list for this retreat.

Gail Ross, MSEd, is a mental health therapist and retreat leader who has taught meditation and worked with groups and individuals in the process  of grief and forgiveness. Gail has completed MDiv coursework at Loyola University in Chicago.

Lorrita Verhey, SSND, has been a teacher and Family Nurse Practitioner with immigrants and persons with mental illness. She also ministered in Ghana, Africa. Lorrita completed the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at Siena and an internship at Claret Center in Chicago. Lorrita currently has a waiting list for this retreat.

Linda Wieser, OSF, is a holistic body therapist, spiritual guide, and Certified Personal Life  Coach who focuses on the whole person, integrating the healing of body, mind, spirit, and emotions. She holds a master’s degree from Creighton University. Linda currently has a waiting list for this retreat.