53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:**ON SITE** 5-DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT (please indicate your preferred Director at Registration)
Date:May 30th to June 4th, 2021.


Retreat begins on Sunday, May 30 with supper at 6:00 p.m. and concludes with brunch at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4. 


A silent directed retreat is a great way to reconnect with God. It is an opportunity outside of our everyday life that gives us time to rest in God’s love, to understand more deeply who we are, and who God is calling us to be.  We do not always realize how much of our life is filled with noise, thoughts, and busy-ness. Silence makes room for listening, for response, and for contemplation.

A silent directed retreat is designed to provide time and space for prayer and solitude. There will be opportunity to meet daily with a spiritual director, providing time to reflect on your spiritual journey and the presence and action of God in your life.


Cost: $500. Includes on-site private room and meals, and access to the beautiful contemplative spaces at the Center, including the grounds and Genesis Arboretum.



Leaders:  Jane Comerford, CSJ, Suzanne Nolan

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Jane Comerford, CSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet who has served as the director of spirituality centers in Seattle, Spokane, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. With degrees in education and spirituality and a certificate in expressive arts therapy, she is known for innovative and creative programs and retreats. Jane has taught in several spiritual direction training programs and for the Methodist Formation Academy. She has also designed and led pilgrimages to sacred sites in Nepal, India and Ireland.

Suzanne Nolan is a spiritual director/companion who has offered retreats and workshops in the area of spirituality in many settings.  She is involved in ongoing education for spiritual directors and also offers spiritual direction privately and through her church.  Suzanne retired as a hospital chaplain in 2017; previously, she had ministered on a Roman Catholic collaborative parish team.  Her lifelong longing for God continues.

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

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia