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Spiritual Guidance Training Program

Graduates find Siena Retreat Center's Spiritual Guidance Training Program a transformational experience. 
An experienced staff leads this two-year weekend residency program, which is grounded in the emerging sciences of the Universe Story and with an ecumenical Christian approach enriched by various faith perspectives.  Permeating the process and content of the program is a belief in the sacredness of all creation and of human experience as the place of God’s revelation.  Belief in God’s unconditional love for and presence in creation is foundational.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Program will be available in winter of 2020. 
We encourage you to contact us.  We are happy to speak with you and answer your questions so you can discern if you wish to consider this program.  It is important to have time for personal reflection before beginning the program as it represents a significant dedication of time, energy, and finances. See below for information on the "Taste and See Day," an introduction for those considering the Spiritual Guidance Training Program.

Training consists of eight three-day sessions per year for two years and incorporates a variety of learning styles and practicum.  Graduates receive a certificate of completion.

Contact the on-site coordinator, Rita Lui, OP, at (262) 221-7605 or rlui@racinedominicans.org

Download a brochure here.

2021 - 2022 Program Dates
Jan. 8-10, 2021 (Fri. - Sun.)
Feb. 11-13, 2021  (Thu. - Sat.)
Mar. 19-21, 2021 (Fri. - Sun.)
May 6-8, 2021  (Thu. - Sat.)
Jun. 3-6, 2021  (Thu. - Sun.)
Sep. 9-11, 2021  (Thu. - Sat.)
Oct. 8-10, 2021  (Fri. - Sun.)
Nov. 11-14, 2021  (Thu. - Sun.)
Jan. 7-9, 2022  (Fri. - Sun.)
Feb. 10-12, 2022 (Thu. - Sat.)
Mar. 25-27, 2022 (Fri. - Sun.)
Apr. 28-30, 2022  (Thu. - Sat.)
Jun. 2-5, 2022  (Thu. - Sun.)
Sep. 8-10, 2022  (Thu. - Sat.)
Oct. 7-9, 2022  (Fri. - Sun.)
Nov. 10-13, 2022  (Thu. - Sun.)

Testimonials

"This past year in the SGTP has been the most spiritually growthful and deepening period in my life.  There have been many other spiritually growthful periods in my life, but this one exceeds all the other ones put together."

"Before I applied to the SGTP, my discernment process bounced from fear around the tuition cost to awe around the movement of the Holy Spirit calling me into this program at Siena.  After completing the SGTP, I say with every fiber of my being that it is so worth the investment of money and time, openness and vulnerability.  Many graces and transformations have been gifted me through SGTP."

"The Spiritual Guidance Training Program became an unanticipated journey of transformational healing and hope.  It is this hope that I now live from, through, with and into a future that is of possibility."

Taste and See Day: An introduction for those considering the Spiritual Guidance Training Program

On March 28, 2020, 9:30am - 3:00pm, Siena Retreat Center will offer a “Taste and See Day” for you and others to:

· learn the elements of the training program

· experience some aspects of the weekend sessions

· meet the leadership team

· hear from and interact with practicing spiritual guides who have been trained in this program

· explore your questions.

Date:           Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time:          Check-in: 9:00am

                     Program: 9:30am – 3:00pm

Cost:           No charge and the noon meal is provided

To inquire,

- download a brochure

- contact Rita Lui, OP; 262-221-7605; rlui@racinedominicans.org

To register: 

- complete and return the attached registration form

- contact Rita Lui, OP (see above)

Institute for Spiritual Guidance

Siena Retreat Center is pleased to announce the Institute for Spiritual Guidance.  The Institute for Spiritual Guidance is intended for both seasoned spiritual guides and those who have more recently completed training.

In response to the need for ongoing development of spiritual guides, the Institute will offer workshops that create opportunities for guides to learn and further integrate the art and skill of companioning another person.