Transformation for our Times

Six Wednesdays: June 12 & 19; July 10, & 24; and August 7 & 14, 2024
Facilitator(s): Annette "Jo" Giarrante, Rita Lui, OP


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Meaningful connections with others is an important component of spiritual growth. In this six-session series, Annette Jo Giarrante and Rita Lui, OP, will guide participants in deeper exploration and expansion of their knowledge within the areas of theology and spirituality.

As a cohort-based learning community and formation program, participants are asked to commit to attending all six sessions. Other elements of the program include required reading, spiritual guidance, journaling, regular spiritual practices and a reflection paper. Topics include Spirituality, The Universe Story, The God Story, Life Transitions and Transformation, Connecting with Sources of the Sacred, and Global Justice.

Six Wednesdays: June 12, 19; July 10, 24; and August 7, 14, 2024
9:00am – 3:30pm
Cost: $700 (includes lunch each session)

PLEASE NOTE: Books and spiritual direction throughout the program are additional costs. 

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.

About the Facilitators

Annette Annette "Jo" Giarrante

Jo has a private practice in spiritual direction and life coaching. She offers retreats, workshops, and seminars on topics related to spiritual development, spirituality, spiritual direction, supervision, communication skills /conflict management, and inner work skills. Since her heart transplant in 2007, Jo has acquired an interest in the connection between the spiritual and biological dimensions of the heart. She serves on the training staff of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program here at the Siena Retreat Center and has been training spiritual guides for almost 30 years.

Rita Lui, OPRita Lui, OP

Racine Dominican Sister Rita Lui, OP, is the co-founder of Siena Retreat Center's Spiritual Guidance Training Program and served as the Director of Siena Retreat Center for over 20 years. She has a background in education and spirituality.