Silent Directed Retreat II, 2023

Sunday, June 25, to Saturday, July 1, 2023
Facilitator(s): Eileen Brynda, OP, Maureen McDonnell, OP, Nancy A. Sell, OSF, Nancy Raboin, PHJC, Rev. Ron Gramza


Website Silent Directed Retreat Ii


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

When registering, please select a first and second preference for your Spiritual Guide.

Eileen Brynda has availability
Ron Gramzo has availability
Mo McDonnell has availability
Nancy Raboin has availability
Nancy Sell has a waitlist

Sunday, June 25, to Saturday, July 1, 2023
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the mid-day meal on Saturday.
Cost of $595 includes $65 nonrefundable deposit, spiritual guidance appointments, meals, and overnight accommodations.

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, June 5. 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

Eileen Brynda, OP

Eileen Brynda, OP, is a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister with a ministry background in schools and parishes. She holds graduate degrees in Education and Pastoral Ministry (Boston College). Having studied the scriptures, she gives days of reflection on various Biblical themes. Eileen is a graduate of Siena Retreat Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program.

Maureen 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, 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, 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.

Rev. Ron Gramza

Rev. Ron Gramza is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Through the years, he has been accompanied by wonderful spiritual guides and has engaged in many retreats, including 30-day Ignatian retreats. Ron believes that, “the best part of ministry is recognizing that we are companions on the journey.” Ron joins the retreat team as liturgical presider and one of the spiritual guides.