Silent Directed II

Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, June 29, 2024
Facilitator(s): Maureen McDonnell, OP, Nancy A. Sell, OSF, Nancy Raboin, PHJC, Ted Lawson, CSsR


Silent Directed Retreat Ii Website


One-on-one sessions with a spiritual guide, Eucharistic liturgy, and common Evening Prayer are offered daily during this weeklong silent retreat. Participants are invited to journal, read, walk the beautiful Siena grounds and labyrinth and be refreshed and renewed.

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 23, to Saturday, June 29, 2024
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the noon meal on Saturday.
Cost of $775 (includes $150 nonrefundable 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

Maureen McDonnell, OPMaureen McDonnell, OP

Maureen McDonnell, OP, is a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister who has been a spiritual guide and retreat ministry since 2006, after graduating from Siena Retreat Center’s training program. She brings a background in teaching and 30 years’ experience in college campus ministry.

Nancy A. Sell, OSFNancy A. Sell, OSF

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.

Nancy Raboin, PHJCNancy Raboin, PHJC

Nancy Raboin, PHJC, is a member of the American Province of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in Donaldson, Indiana. She ministers as an artist and spiritual guide, exploring the sacred relationship between spirituality and creativity. Her background includes art therapy and trauma therapy.

Ted Lawson, CSsRTed Lawson, CSsR

Ted Lawson, C.Ss.R., is a spiritual director and currently serves as the Director the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc. His background also includes parish ministry and healthcare administration and pastoral care.