St. Ignatius“There are very few people who realize what God would make of them….
In calling me to live my special qualities and characteristics, God planted deep in myself an original purpose….
what my concrete self adds up to and to live out.” – St. Ignatius of Loyola

LifeSHIFT: Work & the Christian Journey

Life is about facing and managing change—career, personal, family, spiritual. This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on your life and your faith, exploring avenues for new opportunities. You will engage practical career transition content, poetry, and prayer which will allow you to begin clarifying vocational needs and goals.
We all need a vision for our gifts—and language to describe our career/life objectives to ourselves and others. LifeSHIFT will include a variety of activities including discussion, personal writing, film, music, reflective solitude, using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and one to one consultation. Each participant will set goals, develop resources for change while experiencing imaginative ways to know God’s presence on the journey.

Start Your Life Changing Journey With Us

Event Name: LifeSHIFT: Work & the Christian Journey

Date: November 3-5, 2017

Friday at 7:00 pm till Sunday at 1:00 pm.

Location: Siena Retreat Center
5635 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402

Cost: $235
Includes 2 nights, 5 meals, the Strong Interest Inventory, online or printed Binder of Transition and Spiritual Resources.

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The LifeSHIFT retreat is ideal for adults addressing, contemplating or in the midst of career or work transition. Perhaps you feel like you’re in a dead-end job with no opportunity for advancement and long for career change. Or maybe you’ve put off pursuing your passion in order to deal with family and financial obligations. The program can be valuable for those planning for meaningful work or activity in retirement, or for those who desire to look at their spirituality as part of work planning.
Read participant quotes from LifeSHIFT recaps and testimonials.
This is an opportunity to gain clarity on your life/work direction and explore what’s holding you back from achieving your goals, finding the professional, personal and spiritual balance you may be seeking.

Retreat Leaders

Tom's materials, program and style helped me connect to my faith in a new way.Tom Bachhuber, Ed.D. President of the Board and Executive Director for The Center for Life Transitions. Tom is responsible for overall Center leadership and strategy. His individual coaching/counseling as well as workshops and retreats emphasize work transitions. Read bio.

Monica Meagher is a Spiritual Director in Residence at Marquette University at the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality. She is also co-director of Magis Milwaukee, a center for Ignatian Spirituality serving the greater Milwaukee area. She taught Theology at Pius XI High School for 10 years and has served in parish and educational ministry in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for over 30 years. Monica is a frequent speaker throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and has an active ministry of spiritual direction. She has a Master’s of Divinity degree from St. Francis de Sales Seminary and completed a graduate certificate in Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola University in Chicago.