53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:ON-SITE** Prayerful Pause at Year's End
Date:December 30th, 2022 to January 1st, 2023.

Prayerful Pause at Year's End

Friday through Sunday, December 30, 2022 - January 1, 2023.


Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19

This annual retreat invites shared silence and contemplative reflection on the past year and deepening into the in-between time. On New Year’s Day, we will celebrate Eucharist and engage in Genesis’ traditional blessing of timepieces as we turn toward the year ahead.

Cost: $330, includes private room and meals. 

Optional arrival on December 29th or departure on January 2nd - $85 each night, includes 3 meals.


Facilitated by Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, and Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP, MRE 


Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, foundress of Genesis, is an experienced retreat and spiritual director and BioSpiritual Focusing facilitator. Sr. Elizabeth has a background in pastoral counseling.  She studied Centering Prayer with the Trappist Monks in the 1970's. She is also an eco-spirituality resource person.

Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP, MRE is an experienced retreat and spiritual director and BioSpiritual Focusing facilitator. She is the author of many articles on Adult Faith Formation and Providence Spirituality. 


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*Semi-private room requests, please call 413-562-3627

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It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
- Mahatma Gandhi