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Silent Directed Retreat I

“The soul speaks its truth only under quiet, inviting, and trustworthy conditions.”

- Parker Palmer

Summer Retreat with Spiritual Direction

This silent retreat offers participants the opportunity to meet daily with a spiritual guide and evening prayer with the retreat group. Solitude, nature, and silence enhance these sacred days.

Sunday, June 12, to Saturday, June 18, 2022
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the mid-day meal on Saturday.
Cost of $545 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, spiritual guidance appointments, overnight accommodations, and meals.

Registration Information
Please register by Friday, May 27. 
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.

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 Silent Directed Retreat I" tab located on this page.
Please note: some spiritual guides have waiting lists. Another spiritual guide has been added, Kathie Tilot.

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. 

Maureen McDonnell, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa who has been doing spiritual guidance and retreat ministry since 2006, after being in Siena Retreat Center’s training program. She brings a background in teaching and 30 years of experience in college campus ministry. Maureen has enjoyed living in Madison, Wisconsin, which provides a rich living environment. She also appreciates many volunteer opportunities. There is currently a waiting list for this spiritual guide.

Nancy A. Sell, OSF, is a School Sister of St. Francis. With graduate degrees from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts and Washington Theological Union in Maryland and training in spiritual direction, she has been involved in various aspects of ministry for over 45 years, including parish, seminary, jail, and religious community ministry. She is currently involved in spiritual direction, chaplaincy and retreat ministry. There currently is a waiting list for this spiritual guide.

Colleen Terry graduated from Siena Retreat Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program and continues to offer guidance to spiritual companions. She believes the Spirit permeates the entire cosmos, Earth, and our personal journeys as we share our stories, desires, disappointments, challenges, and hopes. She has a master’s degree in Elementary Education and 49 years of elementary teaching and administration experience. Colleen remains grateful for 20 years of Sinsinawa Dominican formation. As a former religious, Colleen relates to both community life and the spirituality of single life. There currently is a waiting list for this spiritual guide.

Kathie Tilot is a retreat leader, spiritual guide, wife, mother, and grandmother. She holds a master's degree in theology from St. Norbert College and is a graduate of Siena Retreat Center's Spiritual Guidance Training and Supervision programs. Kathie coordinates spiritual direction and public relations at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey in DePere, Wisconsin. Kathie also has professional experience in parish ministry and Chaplaincy.

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Silent Directed Retreat I - June 12, to June 18, 2022

$60.00 deposit required
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