53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:June 27th to July 3rd, 2021.

Begins with 6 PM supper on Sun, June 27, and ends with 10 AM brunch on Sat, July 3


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.

Resident with private room, $560

Please note! Limited spaces may be available due to pandemic restrictions. Due to uncertainty of pandemic, we are currently not requiring deposits for retreats. Payment in full is due by two weeks before retreat start date.


Leaders (L to R):

Ruth Duffy, SND; Nancy C. Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD.; Janet Weber, RSCJ

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Ruth Duffy, SND 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.

Nancy C. Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD., is a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. She is a part-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has been affiliated with the Cambridge Health Alliance since 1976. Her area of expertise is religion and spirituality in the clinical context. For thirty-three years, using a model she created, Dr. Kehoe has led groups on spiritual beliefs and values for adults with psychiatric disabilities. She currently consults with healthcare providers in mental health and geriatric settings.

Janet Weber, RSCJ, is a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart with a background in the arts, international education and anthropology.  She holds a doctorate from Columbia University, and is certified and experienced in spiritual direction, retreat work and supervision. This artist, poet and contemplative believes in the many ways God has given us a sharing in the divine creative energy.

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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