Silent Directed Retreat I, 2023

Sunday, June 11, to Saturday, June 17, 2023
Facilitator(s): Kathie Tilot, Lorrita Verhey, SSND, Nancy A. Sell, OSF, Ruth Hoenick


Website Silent Directed Retreat I


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.

When registering, please choose your first and second preferences for your Spiritual Guide.

Ruth Hoenick has availability
Nancy Sell has a waitlist
Kathie Tilot has a waitlist
Lorrita Verhey has a waitlist

Sunday, June 11, to Saturday, June 17, 2023
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the mid-day meal on Saturday.
Cost of $595 includes $65 non-refundable deposit, spiritual guidance appointments, overnight accommodations, and meals.

You can register and pay online by clicking the register button on the right, 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.

Please register by Monday, May 29. 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.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on our health and safety protocols.

About the Facilitators

Kathie 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, 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.

Nancy 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.

Ruth 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.