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Sacred Sites Day Pilgrimage: Baha’i House of Worship

Since ancient times pilgrimage has been a part of almost all world religious traditions.  Pilgrims travel for a purpose—seeking wisdom, deeper understanding, clarity in making a decision, or devotion to the Divine or a holy person. 

This  day pilgrimage will offer the opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith and be inspired by its teachings, art, architecture and music.  The Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, was completed in 1953 and has become a landmark visited by people from around the world.             

Beliefs in the oneness of humanity, acknowledgment of  the common threads among all major religions,  the connection between the human spirit, and the betterment of the world are core to the Baha’i faith.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 

We will leave by coach bus from Siena Retreat Center’s parking lot at 8:00am.  At the House of Worship we will have a guided tour, time to experience the Visitor’s Center, gardens, and gift shop and to attend the 12:30pm devotional program which includes the Baha’i House of Worship Choir.    A buffet lunch will follow at Prairie Moon in Evanston.  We will return to Siena Retreat Center at approximately 4:45pm. 

Cost of $75 includes a  $10 non-refundable deposit, transportation, guided reflection en route, and lunch.  Please register early as the group size is limited to 35. 


Baha’i House of Worship image used with permission

Jim Gill holds a master’s degree from the Institute in Creation Centered Spirituality (Mundelein Chicago).  He trained as a spiritual guide through Siena’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program.  Prior to joining the Siena Retreat Center staff, he ministered in Milwaukee area parishes for over three decades.  Jim is an Associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. 


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Sacred Sites Day Pilgrimage: Baha’i House of Worship

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