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53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627

Radical Changes in the Religious Landscape

Friday - Sunday, April 28-30, 2023

Facilitated by Don Bisson, FMS

This workshop deals with four contemporary issues impacting spirituality and religion: 1) the idolatry of health in new age spirituality; 2) the loss of a personal God to share our emotions and needs; 3) the tragedy of racism among the good and religious; and 4) the capacity to use spirituality as a bypass to avoid reality.

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Upcoming 14 days - Feb 6 2023

October
15

VIRTUAL -- The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life: 18th and 19th Annotation Virtual Retreats

Traditionally, the full Spiritual Exercises extend over a 30-day period divided into four-week sections with related scripture passages suggested by the Director. The 19th Annotation moves the retreat experience into everyday life over 30-40 weeks.


February
1

Heart-Centered Meditation

Join a loving, conscious, healing community for prayer and meditation. Two DAILY one-hour sessions at 7:00am and 7:00pm.


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Circumambulating Perigrinatio

Sometimes, a calling begins with inner restlessness. A disquiet or tension, perhaps even an irritation. In the ups and downs of the day-to-day, it is easy to chalk these up to the ordinary trials and tribulations of daily life. Certainly, growing in maturity requires cultivating the ability to hold fast during turbulent times, not jumping ship at every inconvenience or upset.

Posted on 9/23/2021


Bringing Forth What Is Hidden

A while ago, Genesis received the gift of a canvas labyrinth along with a number of boxes of accessories, some easels and posters. Due to its size, the labyrinth will only fit in the Providence Room and time passed as we waited for the room to be available so we could unfold the labyrinth and walk it. In the meanwhile, Nick and Wayne stored the labyrinth, boxes and posters upstairs in a Carriage House closet. Weeks passed, then months. Years.

Posted on 8/10/2021


Microgreens, Mulberries and ‘Maters, Oh My!

These past weeks I’ve had occasion to cover Genesis’ kitchen so our beloved Chef Jen could have a couple of days off. I delighted in harvesting tart cherries from the tree behind the Carriage House and incorporating them into Rainbow Chard, bacon and cherry pizzas, Chilled Persian Soup, and cooking them down for a sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Posted on 7/14/2021


That's What Happens at Genesis

Posted on 2021-06-10


Good to Be Here

Reflecting on the spirituality of Providence

Posted on 5/7/2021


Nature Helps Us Nurture

Posted on 5/18/2021


Easter Greetings and News!

We had a lovely full house of 28 gathered to celebrate Genesis’ contemplative Easter Triduum Retreat...Read on

Posted on 2021-04-06


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