53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:October 3rd-9th, 2021.

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.

On site 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 retreatsPayment in full is due by two weeks before retreat start date.


Leaders: (L to R) JoAnn Bourquard and Mary MacGillivray

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Jo Ann Bourquard is an experienced spiritual director and supervisor with a Master’s Degree in Ministry with a concentration in spirituality from Hartford Seminary and also holds a certificate in Women’s Leadership.  She is knowledgeable in Jungian spiritual direction. An experienced educator, speaker and retreat leader, Jo Ann has facilitated discernment days of reflection with themed topics such as loss, self-care, prayer and life transition. She has particular experience with ministry to widowed and divorced persons as well as those with serious illnesses.

Mary C. MacGillivray is a single, lay-woman, who taught high school theology for thirty-four years in the Boston area.  Presently, Mary is a per-diem Chaplain at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a certified Spiritual Director and retreat leader.  She is a seeker of truth, beauty and goodness with a strong growing interest in Celtic Spirituality.  Other areas of study are Addictions, Grief and Healing as well as the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.


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From its beginning the earth is a spiritual as well as a physical reality.
-Thomas Berry