53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:FULL (waiting list only) **ON SITE** 5-DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT
Date:June 20th-25th, 2021.


The Silent Directed Retreat begins Sunday, June 20 with 6 p.m. supper, and ends with 10:00 a.m. brunch on Friday, June 25.


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.

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.


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 (L to R):  Nancy Sheridan, SASV, and Nicki Verploegen, PhD

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Nancy Y. Sheridan, SASV, is a spiritual director having spent many years on the staff of the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge. Nancy has extensive national and international experience with Ignatian spirituality both within the Roman Catholic tradition and ecumenically.

Nicki Verploegen, PhD, Co-Founder of TATENDA International, served as Director of Spiritual and Ministerial Development and Visiting Professor at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA for eight years. Presently she teaches courses in spirituality in graduate schools around the US, including the Archdiocese of Boston’s Diaconate Program.

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

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Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
- Meister Eckhart