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.

(Listen for the "quiet" click...pull the elevator door open)

SESSIONS ~ 2022~
(All dates Subject to Change)
(Jan. 16 cancelled) rescheduled for 
Jan 30

Likely 1/30 to be fully virtual
*(over)
Feb. 27- HYBRID *(over)
  NO MARCH Circle
 April 10-HYBRID *(over)
May 15-HYBRID
June 12-HYBRID 


 "in Person" Limited to 7 Spots ...
Register early!

     Hybrid Mode
Virtual Participation is limited to 10
"On Own" option is always 

available by request.

For more information
Contact Sr. Stella OSF


 [email protected]

Reservations by e-mail ONLY
(Sign up…Show up!)

STIPEND is due Wed. Noon prior to the circle
using Zelle, Venmo or Check

Suggested offering ($35-$100)

No Show or Cancellation post 12 Noon Wed. 
YOU are responsible for stipend
as space has been held for you.

Kindly Make checks out to:
 Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi

Send checks to:  
c/o Stella DeVenuta, OSF,  
2911 E. Oklahoma Ave., 
Milwaukee, 53207


Circle Stipend
Suggested offering ($35-$100)
Self-Sliding scale. Select an amount

as you are able. Your contribution supports the Ministry of my individual lively-hood
and the Sisters ofSt. Francis of Assisi

For your ease, Stipends will be accepted through 
*Zelle (preferred): Zelle- 414-581-4006
[email protected]

Checks Made out to:

Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi
(Kindly NOT to me) 
Mail check prior to session to:
 Stella DeVenuta, OSF,  2911 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, 53207
                       


   Sessions in Person & Zoom
 
Circle opens at 1:00 PM and ends 

@ approx. at 3:30/3:45


 Group limited to 16 persons per session

Between ZOOM (10) and  IP (6-7)
 Simple refreshments 
provided by IP participants who sign up for in person.

 In person waiting list 

is kept if the numbers reach 
the designated space limitations.

The Soul Circle is an
ever-evolving community of diverse and caring individuals.

Together, 
We  "inhale 
and exhale"
The Soul Circle breathes with SPIRIT through
the sharing of lives and hearts.

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

Soul Circle is focused on 
spirituality
and the experience 
of the “SACRED” in each persons life.
The Soul Circle is not a therapy

or a support group.  

The soul circle respects each
persons "life-story" and provides for 
 self-compassion that nourishes 
body, mind and spirit.

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 circle participant.

Creative prayer, sitting together

in quiet meditation,
poetry, music, quiet space and

meaningful rituals all blend
to create an opening  

into sacred inner space.


The Soul Circle is a sacred circle that offers …

  • Welcoming persons of various christian beliefs
  •  "Holding” place of confidentiality 
  • Expressive Reflection (poetry, writing , etc)
  • Non-judgment and respect
  • Stillness & silence to listen for Spirit Wisdom 
  • Safe space for personal self-care
  • A community with others who seek 
       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


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

"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~


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.

StStella DeVenuta
SanctaStar Oasis
Location: Juniper Court LL
3209 S Lake Drive
Saint Francis, WI 53235
[email protected]
Call or Text: 414-581-4006
Mail Payments to:
221 S. Lake Dr., St Francis , WI 53235 or
2911 East Oklahoma ave, Milwaukee, 53207

Cancellation Policy-Please be attentive to this policy regarding cancellations for soul circle, spiritual direction and retreats. (*Planning, prep-time, set up and materials are based on the number pre-registered to attend.) 

Hybrid Soul Circle ($35-100)
If you sign up for the circle and cancel by Noon the Wed. prior to the gathering there is no fee due. 
NB: If you cancel (via phone, e mail or text) after Noon on Wed. Prior to event or do not cancel,
please submit full Stipend as you are responsible for the space held for you. 
*Please submit late stipends within 1 week post circle date via Zelle ( 414-581-4006)
or checks written to "SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI" and  Mail to: 2911 East Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
 Dangerous Driving Exception for Soul Circle
If NOAA issues a severe weather advisory/warning to stay OFF the roads there is no fee required