5-Day Silent Directed Retreat
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.
Facilitated by Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ and Yvonne Prowse (L to R)
Sister Jane 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.
Yvonne Prowse is a spiritual director at Loyola House, Guelph Ontario, where she also leads their internationally renowned training program in spiritual direction. With an MA in spiritual direction from Fordham University, Yvonne is especially interested in ecological and feminine spirituality, as well as Christian mysticism. She has studied with elders in Indigenous spirituality of North America and Africa. During a sabbatical from Loyola House for the Fall, will be a writer-in-residence at Genesis, completing a book on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius and ecological conversion.