53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:ON-SITE. 6-Night Silent Directed Retreat
Date:November 12th-18th, 2023.



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 Margaret Galiardi, OP and Lisa Irish. 


Margaret Galiardi, OP, is a trained spiritual director and author whose ministries have included parish work, teaching, and working with homeless persons. She has lectured nationally on ecological theology and spirituality, the “new Story and the Christian Story”, and the work of Thomas berry. With the Institute for Communal Contemplation, she has co-created a program for young adults on the impact of contemplation as a transformational force in their lives.

Lisa Irish, MEd, MA, BCC is a spiritual director with experience in hospital chaplaincy and retreat leadership. Of her book, “Grieving-the sacred art: Hope in the Land of Loss,” Fr Richard Rohr says, “…the roadmap is wise, but sensitive - grounded in hope - and reminds us to rest in God’s healing love.” Trusting contemplative practices, Lisa shares regular messages, “Glimmers,” on her website www.lisairish.com



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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.
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