53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:November 15th-21st, 2020.

Begins Friday, Nov 15, at 6 PM, and ends Sunday, Nov 21, with 10 AM brunch


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: Private room, $560. Deposit $150; Balance due 14 days prior to start of retreat.



Ruth Duffy, SND       Margaret Galiardi, OP       Nicki Verploegen, PhD

Leader Bios:

Sr. Ruth Duffy has ministered in the area of Adult-Psycho-Spiritual Development for many years.  She has extensive experience in spiritual direction and directed retreats and is a certified teacher in the Enneagram Oral Tradition with Helen Palmer Workshops. Ruth also completed 10 years as Director of Notre Dame Spirituality in Ipswich, MA.

Sr. Margaret Galiardi is currently collaborating with Nancy Sylvester and the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. She also has team taught a course on “Rights of Nature,” at Molloy a Dominican College in Rockville Centre New York, and offers individual and group spiritual direction and lectures, workshops and retreats.

Dr. Nicki Verploegen, 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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Is this your first program at Genesis?

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Medically oriented dietary or mobility needs?


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

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Do What I Can
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson