53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
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Animal Life

  • Gracie - Genesis cat
  • Tasha - Convent cat
  • Ameraucana Hens
  • Black Squirrels

Art Space

Create and express through drawing, painting, collage or weaving in our sun-lit art space, upstairs in the Carriage House.

Books and Cards

Contemporary and classic resources to support your spiritual journey and an array of greeting cards.


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Peaceful and welcoming!

Community Garden

With our strong commitment to the environment, Genesis offers individual garden plots for rent in our large community garden. Community gardening provides health and environmental benefits for each of us as individuals and nourish the land and in turn, the earth.  For more information, please contact the office at Genesis.

Compassionate Curve Pathway

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Wander the Compassionate Curve Pathway as it winds around and through the grounds of Providence Arboretum. Pause at reflection stations or rest for a while on chairs and benches. Map available.


Eco-Spirituality is explained as the exploration of our relationship with God in relation to our association with the entire Cosmos, its creation and with God in the Center. It pertains to our balance and connectedness to the Earth along with our religious beliefs. Eco-spirituality raises awareness of the natural Earth, its preservation and our consciousness regarding the presence of God in all of nature.

“Perceived as Creation, nature invites us to turn to the Creator and to take up our responsibility to protect and enhance the natural world as the Garden of both God and humankind.” - Charles Cummings, O.C.S.O.

“The universe itself is the primary sacred community. All human religion should be considered as participation in the religious aspect of the universe itself. It is false to say that humanity is the most excellent being in the universe. The most excellent being in the universe is the universe itself.”- Thomas Berry For more information, please contact Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak at 413-562-3627 or contact form.

Genesis Granola

Specially made by our chef and served often at breakfast.  Many visitors like to take some home.

Genesis Lavender

Grown in our garden, dried and sold in bouquets in season.

Life Spiral

represents the journey of life and coming into being.

Little River Room for Wellness

  • Treadmills
  • Massage & Reiki by appointment

Meditation Space

A cozy alternative for meditation and prayer, with views to the Genesis gardens.

Mystic’s Corner

Spend some time with Hildegarde of Bingen, Terese of Avila, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and others; located on the second floor of the Carriage House.

Faith makes all things possible, and love makes them easy. Faith in God is never out of season. Faith justifies the believer, but love justifies his faith by the works which it produces. Faith believes God to be true; love proves faith to be true.
- Charles H. Spurgeon