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Good to Be Here

2021-06-07 | Deb Ondo

Reflecting on the spirituality of Providence ...

Genesis COVID-19 Policies

2021-04-27 |

  We look forward to welcoming you to Genesis. For the safety and well-being of our guests and employees, we have implemented strict safety and sanitation protocols, and are ...

Easter Greetings and News!

2021-04-06 |

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

Meditation and Self-Improvement

2021-03-15 | Annette Lally, Administrative Coordinator

I was born and raised in Westfield my entire life and had no idea what Genesis Spiritual Life Center was all about until several years ago...Read on ...

Hugging a Tree Feels Good!

2021-02-17 |

Bonnie and her Crabapple Tree

I’ve had the privilege to photograph the land here at Genesis and spend time with many of the trees...Read on ...

Join Genesis via ZOOM as we pray Novenas

2021-02-12 |

  Join Genesis via ZOOM as we pray novenas with Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ   You’re invited to join Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ, to pray Novenas with various intentions (see below for more deta ...

So Many Opportunities to Foster Love

2/3/2021 | Liz Walz, ASP, Executive Director

Fostering Love

This month, February, we celebrate ....Read on ...

Rest, Heal, NOURISH!

2021-01-19 |

Genesis’ mission is that people are coming here for rest, healing, or maybe education and inspiration. My role is to make our guests feel comfortable...Read on ...

Carry It Forward

2021-01-04 | Liz Walz, ASP, Executive Director

Morning has broken

Last month as I composed my blog post the hymn "O Come, O Come Emanuel" was ringing in my ears...Read on ...

Wayne's (Genesis) World

12/15/2020 |

Wayne Cumberlander views his Genesis world

I am Wayne Cumberlander, the Maintenance Manager for Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center...Read on ...

O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

12/2/2020 | Liz Walz, ASP, Executive Director

O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

The season of Advent is upon us and the hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel has been floating in the back of my mind...Read on ...

Culivate an Attitude of Gratitude

11/19/2020 | Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

At this time of year, as the November calendar rolls forward our hearts and minds naturally go to thinking about Thanksgiving and what we are grateful for...Read on ...

The Unfailing Unfolding of Providence

11/12/2020 | Liz Walz, ASP, Executive Director

Unfolding of Providence

I have been learning a lot lately. In one respect, this not a surprise as I’m pursuing a Master of Arts in Depth Psychology, through Pacifica Graduate Institute...Read on ...

Autumn Splendor

10/20/2020 | JoAnn Bourquard, Spiritual Director

Ginkgo Tree Leaves

It is October and very odd that I would be reflecting on the season of autumn...Read on ...

Providence Unfolding

2020-10-06 | Liz Walz, ASP, Executive Director

Providence Unfolding

September held a whirl-wind of activity here at Genesis....read more! ...

Remembering, Playing, and Bathing

2020-09-23 | Sister Elizabeth Oleksak

Remembering, Playing and Bathing

I am sitting in my room next to the window that frames two Maple trees ....Read more! ...

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God.

2020-09-08 | Liz Walz, ASP, Executive Director

Create in Me A Clean Heart, O God

“Create in me a clean heart, O God.” ...Read more! ...

A Vision of My Future

2020-08-24 | Trisha Riga, Genesis Registrar

A Vision of My Future

Some of you may know me through your visits to Genesis as I am the Genesis registrar...Read more! ...

Feeling Israel

2020-08-01 | Liz Walz, Executive Director

Sequoia poses with Fr. Pete & Liz

A few years ago, when I was in California visiting Fr. Peter Campbell, he shared with me an insight ...Read more! ...

A New Reality

2020-07-20 | Jean Risk, Genesis Program Manager

A New Reality

On March 16, the reality of the pandemic hit me suddenly.... ...

Lilies of the Field

2020-07-02 | Liz Walz, Executive Director

Lilies of the Field

Look at the lilies! They don’t toil and spin. ...Read more! ...

Latest News

Good to Be Here

Reflecting on the spirituality of Providence

Posted on 2021-06-07


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


Meditation and Self-Improvement

I was born and raised in Westfield my entire life and had no idea what Genesis Spiritual Life Center was all about until several years ago...Read on

Posted on 2021-03-15


Hugging a Tree Feels Good!

I’ve had the privilege to photograph the land here at Genesis and spend time with many of the trees...Read on

Posted on 2021-02-17


So Many Opportunities to Foster Love

This month, February, we celebrate ....Read on

Posted on 2/3/2021


Carry It Forward

Last month as I composed my blog post the hymn "O Come, O Come Emanuel" was ringing in my ears...Read on

Posted on 2021-01-04


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Do What I Can
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson