SanctuStar Oasis

spiritual direction • retreats
soul circle • mandala art

Juniper Court Building 
Lower Level, 3209 South Lake Dr., St. Francis, Wisconsin

On arrival use Call keypad to dial 525.
I release the elevator upon answering that extension.


"Somewhere, there are people
to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.

Somewhere a circle of hands
will open to receive us
eyes will light up as we enter,

Voices will celebrate with us
whenever we come into

our own power.

"Community means strength

that joins our strength
to do the work that needs

to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of Healing.

 A circle of Friends."

Someplace where we can be free."

~ Starhawk, Dreaming in the Dark~

The Soul Circle is an
ever-evolving gathering 
of WOMEN-age 30 to 70 +

Together, 
We  "INHALE and EXHALE"

Our Soul Circle breathes with SPIRIT through our precious lives.
We are a diverse and caring

community of Women

The Circle is a sacred space of presence, Compassion and relationship for women who desire to deepen their personal spirituality and refresh their spirits with other women who are on a similar journey.

Soul Circle is not based

on a particular faith background
but on spirituality and the experience of the “God” in each woman’s life.
The Soul Circle is not a therapy

or a support group.  

As circle guide, I take responsibility for assuring that those engaged in the circle are appropriate and capable of engaging in an open-hearted process of reflection and being compassionately present for each soul "sister." 

Creative prayer, sitting together

in silent meditation,
poetry, music, quiet space and

meaningful rituals all blend
to create an opening  into sacred

inner space.

The soul circle respects each woman’s sacred story. The Soul Circle is a an active practice of self-compassion that nourishes body, mind and spirit.

The Soul Circle is a sacred circle that offers …

  • Welcoming to women of many faith beliefs
  •  "Holding” place of confidentiality as we
       share life’s journey
  • Creativity, non judgment and respect
  • Periods of stillness & silence together
       to listen for the wisdom of Spirit 
  • Questions offer a portal of reflection
  •  Time to stay in the “moment”
  •  Pay attention to the power of Spirit
  • Safe space for personal self-care! 
  • Connection with women seeking
       the holy within.

          Circle Process Gathering:

  • Opening the circle: gather time
  • Intros/greeting
  • Naming our intention for this sacred time 
  • Centering/focusing/prayer/ reflective 
        poem or reading
  • Sitting as ONE in silence 
  • Breathing in the practice of meditation. 
  • 30 - 40 minute space for expression
         done in  quiet though writing or other    
        creative  means.
  • Sharing wisdom if desired
  • Closing the circle
  • Praying our needs
  • Blessing the month ahead



2021-Sessions (Subject to Change)

 Sept. 12
Oct. 17 and OCT 24
Nov. 14
Dec. 12 

2022-Sessions (Subject to Change) 
Jan.(16)
Feb. (?)
Mar. 20 (Note: DST ) 
 April 10 
May 15
June 12

Due to Covid
We are temporarily delaying
the addition of returning 
and new participants

If you would like more information or 
to be considered 
at a later date please contact [email protected] 

Reservations by e-mail
Sign up…Show up! 
No Show or cancellation after 6:00 PM Wed. 
prior to session, you are responsible for fee as space has been held for you. This fee amount is due within one week after the circle.

Kindly send checks to:  
Stella DeVenuta, OSF,  2911 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, 53207




Circle Stipend
Suggested offering ($35-85)
Self-Sliding scale.


For your ease, Stipends will be accepted through 
*Zelle ( preferred) and Venmo
Zelle- 414-581-4006
[email protected]
Check: Mail check prior to session to:
 Stella DeVenuta, OSF,  2911 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, 53207
                       


     Hybrid Mode
                   (in person & zoom)unday a - 4:00 p.m.  
 
Circle opens at 1:00 PM and ends 

@ approx. at 3:30/3:45
 Group limited to 12 persons per session. (between ZOOM( 6-8) and  IP (6)
 (IP) Simple refreshments

are covered by 3-4 volunteers
who sign up for in person.

 A waiting list

is kept if the numbers reach 
the designated space limitations.




Space and Ministry are supported by participant contribution 

If you can share more than the suggested, it helps cover someone who is unable
to offer the full stipend.  Whatever you offer is greatly appreciated.  
If the lower amount is not possible for you please feel free to discuss with me. 

In addition to spiritual guidance work, the Soul Circle is what I do to support my
daily expense as well as provide support for my congregation of sisters.
 In essence, it is my work and my living. 

Let your stipend come from a place of abundance not burden.  
This work is my primary ministry and it exists for the good of the Spirit. 
I trust that what is shared each session will be enough.

Thank you for your commitment to the Soul Circle.


Individual spiritual guidance/companioning/direction
is always a possibility both in person and via Face Time or ZOOM
to consider for your further personal and spiritual growth. 
Please ask for details regarding stipend and 1:1 appointments

Stella DeVenuta
SanctuStar Oasis
Located in Juniper Court LL
3201 S Lake Drive
Saint Francis, WI 53235
[email protected]
Call or Text: 414-581-4006