53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:April 1st-4th, 2021.

Begins with supper at 6 PM on Thu, April 1 and concludes with brunch on Easter Sunday, April 4


Join us as we take a contemplative and cosmic look at the Paschal Mystery based on Jesus as Wisdom Teacher. This retreat will include presentations, Holy Week liturgies and rituals, group dialog, and ample time for personal reflection.

Please note! There may be limited spaces available depending on pandemic conditions

On site with private room, $435


Leaders (L to R):  JoAnn Bourquard; Fr. Norm Comtois, OMI; Karen Fisk; Liz Walz, ASP

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JoAnn 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.

Fr. Norman Comtois. OMI, MA is an ordained Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates.  His experience in Pastoral Counseling, Intentional Eucharistic Communities and Renewal programs for women religious continues to inform his ministry as a current retreat director. Since the year 2000 he has devoted his interest and education toward developing retreats and courses that bring the Universe Story to life in a spiritually relevant and meaningful way. Father Norm encourages those attending his presentations and retreats to ponder the wisdom of their religious tradition in the context of the Universe Story and of contemplative ecology. 

Karen Fisk  has served in a leadership role with her husband Maurice Proulx for the last 10-plus years with a group of 12 people in Attleboro, MA offering prayer experiences, book studies and general discussions regarding current spirituality. For the past 15-plus years with her husband, Karen has been in a leadership role with a group we call “Home Church”, generally meeting bi-weekly (currently by way of ZOOM) for a celebration of Eucharist. She has participated in many private and guided retreats including many Triduum retreats at Genesis. In addition to Triduum retreats she has participated in several retreats-workshops led by Diarmuid O’Murchu.

Liz Walz, ASP, Executive Director of Genesis, draws on her experience as a Catholic Worker, Plowshares activist, non-violence trainer, yoga teacher and massage therapist.  She is trained as a Spiritual Director and BioSpiritual Focusing Facilitator.


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*Semi-private room requests, please call 413-562-3627

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