spiritual direction • retreats
soul circle • original mandala art
Sr. Stella DeVenuta, OSF, I am a Sister of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis,Wisconsin. As an artist and a trained spiritual director-companion.
I offer retreat & reflective experiences that invite others into a safe place to attend to their personal and spiritual work. At times creative expression (ie poetry, color, sound, journaling) provides a threshold for entering inner sacred space. This tangible expression is not necessarily about "making" art but the invitation to touch the HOLY within.
I facilitate a monthly spirituality group called the “Soul Circle” (2009-Present), have companioned novices for the OFM friars interprovincial formation program, led one day retreats for local Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist faith communities, presented spirituality workshops for a Deacon Wives Conference in the Diocese of New Orleans and Deacon wives day of reflection, Milwaukee. During the past year virtual engagement has been used for presenting a series for Sinsinawa Mound Center.
As a Certified Boundless Compassion Facilitator, I co-planned and directed a Boundless Compassion and Franciscan values retreat in Peoria, Illinois . This retreat can be adapted for parish, college level, faculty, associates and formation programs for those interested in integrating Franciscan values with Boundless Compassion components.
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Labyrinth days of reflection
Faculty/staff one day retreats
Fall weekend retreats
Annual Spirit Spa in Door County, Wisconsin.
Retreats that integrate components of the Boundless Compassion Program.
Individual spiritual direction/guidance (Options: In person, virtual face time or Zoom)