53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:**ON-SITE** 6-night Silent Directed Retreat
Date:May 22nd-28th, 2022.


6-Night 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.

Cost: $670


Facilitated by Ellen Keane, SND and Mary Ellen Schopfer, CSJ


Sister Mary Ellen Schopfer, CSJ, sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, has been a Spiritual Director and facilitating retreats and days/evenings of prayer for over 20 years. She received her training from the Spiritual Renewal Center, Syracuse, NY where she has been/is on staff as a spiritual director and retreat director for the past 15 years.  Mary Ellen finds it a privilege to be present to see God’s movement and Grace within  persons  in spiritual direction and particularly during a time of retreat.

Sister Ellen Keane, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur has been engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction for many years and is presently co-director of the Notre Dame Spirituality Center in Ipswich, MA. Her ministry includes direction, retreats, supervision, co-hosting as well as engaging in many offerings at the Center.

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Faith makes all things possible, and love makes them easy. Faith in God is never out of season. Faith justifies the believer, but love justifies his faith by the works which it produces. Faith believes God to be true; love proves faith to be true.
- Charles H. Spurgeon