53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:ON-SITE - 5-Day Silent Directed Retreat
Date:May 21st-26th, 2023.


5-day Silent Directed Retreat. Sunday - Friday, May 21-26, 2023

Cost: $560, includes private room and meals. 


A Silent Directed Retreat is designed to provide time and space for prayer and solitude, deepen discernment, and listen to the whispered song of spirit. You may wish to review the events and relationships in your life and reflect on how they relate to your connection with God.

You will meet with your spiritual director once a day and they may make suggestions for further reflection (prayer, Scripture, poetry, imagery, etc.) based on the questionnaire you will submit before the start of the retreat.

A retreat at Genesis, with its peaceful, contemplative spaces and 19-acre Providence Arboretum, will open your heart to do the profoundly personal work of living and breathing into your spiritual journey and feeling the presence and action of God in your life.

This is a silent retreat. Check-in begins at 3:00PM and supper will be served at 6:00pm. The retreat will begin after supper. Silence will begin at that time also. The retreat will end with breakfast at 8:00am on the final day.  


Facilitated by Connie Messitt, CSJ and Janet Weber, RSCJ


Sr. Connie Messitt, CSJ, is the former Director of The Priory Retreat House in Chestertown, NY.  She has a Master's in Educational Psychology and has completed courses in Spiritual Direction at St. Joseph's College, Hartford, CT.  She has participated in the Spirituality Institute with the Diocese of Bridgeport and a Spiritual Direction Institute at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT.  She has been a spiritual director since 1982 and has facilitated directed retreat along the eastern seaboard and in Canada.  She is a photographer and is in love with the natural world.


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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
- Proverbs 3:5-6