Silent Directed I

Sunday, June 9 to Saturday, June 15, 2024
Facilitator(s): Belinda Chandler, Kathie Tilot, Lorrita Verhey, SSND, Ruth Hoenick


Silent Directed Retreat I Website


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

During registration you will be asked to indicate your first and second preference for the spiritual guide who will accompany you throughout the retreat. We do our very best to honor these preferences. If we are unable to place you with your first or second choice, a staff member of the retreat center will reach out to you.

Sunday, June 9, to Saturday, June 15, 2024
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the noon meal on Saturday.
Cost of $775 (includes $150 non-refundable deposit, spiritual guidance appointments, overnight accommodations and meals)

You can register and pay online by clicking the register button above, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to Siena Retreat Center.” Payment must be received to complete registration.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for our cancellation policies and other helpful information.

Partial scholarships are available to aid in making retreat participation possible. Please contact Claire Anderson at [email protected] or call (262) 898-2588 for more information.

About the Facilitators

Belinda ChandlerBelinda Chandler

Belinda Chandler completed spiritual guidance training programs through Siena Retreat Center and the Institute of Spiritual Companioning. She has a Master of Divinity Degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and is an Episcopal priest. Belinda is a board-certified chaplain and spent the last two years working with the elderly in an independent living retirement community. She is married and has adult children and grandchildren and two dogs.

Kathie TilotKathie Tilot

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.

Lorrita Verhey, SSNDLorrita Verhey, SSND

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.

Ruth HoenickRuth Hoenick

Ruth Hoenick is a spiritual companion and retreat facilitator. Ruth received her spiritual guidance training at Siena Retreat Center. With a master's degree in Education, Ruth taught English along with spiritual direction in Vietnam, Thailand, and Ethiopia. She is on the Board of Directors at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and recently walked the Camino Ignaciano in Spain. She has been actively working the 12 Step programs of AA and Al-Anon in her life since 1986. Ruth lives in Wisconsin and is a wife, mother, and grandmother.