53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:**ON-SITE** 6-night Silent Directed Retreat
Date:August 7th-13th, 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 Nancy Sheridan, SASU, Nicki Verploegen, and Margaret Galiardi, SASV


Nancy Y. Sheridan, SASU is a spiritual director having spent many years on the staff of the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge. Nancy has extensive national and international experience with Ignatian spirituality both within the Roman Catholic tradition and ecumenically.


Dr. Nicki Verploegen is Co-Founder of TATENDA International, a nonprofit which cares for caregivers worldwide through retreats and pastoral visits. Originally from Montana, Nicki grew up under the Big Sky and has allowed her passion for the world to carry her to over 50 countries .

She has a Ph.D. in spirituality and served for eight years as Director of Spiritual and Ministerial Development at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. She trained students in spiritual direction at the University of Mount Saint Joseph.

Her books on spirituality through Wipf and Stock   include Planning and Implementing Retreats: A Parish Handbook., Organic Spirituality: A Sixfold Path for Contemplative Living,  Meditations With Merton, and From Monks to Missioners.


Margaret Galiardi, SASV, is a Dominican Sister from Amityville, New York. She is a trained Spiritual Director and served as the Executive Director of the Spiritual Life Center in West Hartford, Ct. Currently she is collaborating with Nancy Sylvester and the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue, has team taught a course on “Rights of Nature,” at Molloy a Dominican College in Rockville Centre New York, offers individual and group spiritual direction and lectures, workshops and retreats upon request.

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"The greatest challenge of the day is to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each of us."
- Dorothy Day