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Spiritual Guidance Training Program Virtual "Taste and See" Event

“This past year in SGTP has been the most spiritually growthful and deepening period of my life. There have been many other spiritually growthful periods, but this one exceeds all the others put together.”

- Past Participant

Spiritual Guidance Training Program

Siena Retreat Center's Spiritual Guidance Training Program prepares people to be spiritual guides, also called spiritual directors.

Get to know our program at this free "Taste and See" event.

  • Learn the elements of the training program
  • Meet some of the leadership team
  • Hear from and interact with practicing spiritual guides who have been trained in this program
  • Explore your questions.


The "Taste and See" event will be offered virtually via Zoom.
There is no charge for this event.
Registration is closed for this event.

Saturday, June 11, 2022. 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm CT.
Learn more about the Training Program here.

The current leaders of Siena Retreat Center's Spiritual Guidance Program are:

Colleen McGeady Ambrose, the Program’s Director, has a private practice in spiritual guidance and is a presenter on topics related to spirituality.

Nicki Nelson is a certified Parent Effectiveness Training™ Instructor and mother of two. She holds an MA in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California).

Rita Lui, OP, the Program’s On-Site Coordinator, co-founded the Program and served as the Director of Siena Retreat Center for 20 years.

Annette Jo Giarrante has a private practice in spiritual guidance and life coaching. She   is the former director of the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago.

Terry Johnson is the chaplain for the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary of the Woods, a spiritual guide and supervisor, a pastor,  and former director of the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program in Chicago.

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Click here to download a Spiritual Guidance Training Program brochure: