Stella DeVenuta, OSF
As an artist, a spiritual guide, mentor and educator, I enjoy encouraging others to tap into their well of creativity and spirituality through creative work, reflection days and retreats. I have been engaged in retreat ministry for over 20 years. I offer 24 hr “MICRO” retreats at SanctuStar Oasis as well as individual spiritual direction.
For near 30 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, I have ministered in Art Education, K-12, vocation ministry, and campus ministry. Currently, I am serving a population of disenfranchised central city women in Milwaukee by doing art art and spirituality.
I hold a Bachelor of Science from Cardinal Stritch University (‘76) and received a Masters of Science in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (’93).
My preparation for this sacred work has been enhanced by:
Compassionate Heart Institute (Joyce Rupp) 2013 - Siena Retreat Racine, WI
Certificates in Capacitar Training (Capacitar International) www.capacitar.org 2009
Mandala Work, Level I,II, III, (Mercy Center) Colorado Springs, CO., 2006
Spiritual Guidance (Siena Retreat Training Program ) Racine , WI 2002
Theology Certificate from (Mount Mary College ) Milwaukee, WI , 2001
I am available for creative process consultation for groups through workshops, retreats and days of reflection and maintain a private practice for individual spiritual guidance and art mentoring. See my Spiritual Services page for more information on art mentoring & spiritual guidance.
I love many things:
flower gardening, cooking, painting in circles, building mandalas photography,
walking along beaches, wandering in woods,
gathering stones, being with friends,
enjoying the beauty of Door County, SNOW and snowshoeing
creating sacred space , listening to the sacred story of others
loving all creatures of the Divine .....
and especially for:
Ms. Yin Yin Maria Clare
who graced the circle of
my life for 17 blessed years
(+ Mar. 26 ,2011)
...and then came little
Chiara ,Francesca, Cleopatra,
“Grumbelina” (AKA Lile)
DOB 3-6-11 Lile “appeared” on
my life canvas 4-26-11