7-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.
Facilitated by Paula Tinlin, SND (not pictured), Jane Comerford, CSJ, and Suzanne Nolan
Sister Paula Tinlin has been engaged in spiritual direction and retreat ministry for several years after completing an Internship in Spiritual Direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, and focusing on Spirituality at Fordham University, New York. Her background is both in Pastoral Care, and Spiritualty. She has been an Associate Director at Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury; St. Joseph Retreat Center in Cohasset, and Eastern Point, Gloucester, MA. Sister Paula ministered as a Hospital and Hospice Chaplain in South Carolina before returning to Boston where she has spent the last several years as Hospital Chaplain in an urban hospital in Boston. Sr. Paula is presently ministering as Community Support Coordinator for the EW Unit of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She periodicallyprovides workshops on Visiting the Sick and Homebound, and the Grief Process, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston. Sister offers days of prayer and reflection to other Religious Communities and Parish Groups.
Sister Jane Commerford, CSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet who has served as the director of spirituality centers in Seattle, Spokane, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. With degrees in education and spirituality and a certificate in expressive arts therapy, she is known for innovative and creative programs and retreats. Jane has taught in several spiritual direction training programs and for the Methodist Formation Academy. She has also designed and led pilgrimages to sacred sites in Nepal, India and Ireland.
Suzanne Nolan is a spiritual director/companion who has offered retreats and workshops in the area of spirituality in many settings. She is involved in ongoing education for spiritual directors and also offers spiritual direction privately and through her church. Suzanne retired as a hospital chaplain in 2017; previously, she had ministered on a Roman Catholic collaborative parish team. Her lifelong longing for God continues.