53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:December 30th, 2020 to January 1st, 2021.
Time:6:00 PM to 10:00 AM

Wednesday supper to Friday brunch 

From darkness into light… in this silent retreat, we invite you to discover the transforming face of Divine Love. As we welcome the New Year, may our desire for inner and societal peace be ignited through presentations, prayer, silence, poetry, and seasonal music. Once again, or for the first time, join us during this holy and traditional time at Genesis. Begins Wednesday with supper at 6pm and concludes with brunch at 10am, following Mass on Friday.  For additional $85 cost, you are welcome to arrive a day early to settle into the retreat.

NOTE: Spaces are limited to preserve distancing.

Cost - $305, private room. Deposit $100; Balance due 14 days prior to start of program.


Fr. Terry Devino, SJ, MDiv; Elizabeth Oleksak, SP; Liz Walz, ASP and JoAnn Bourquard 

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Fr. Terry is an experienced retreat and spiritual director. With over fifteen years of ministry at the college level in administration and pastoral ministry, and formerly in the ministry of the Spiritual Exercises and spiritual direction at Gonzaga Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, MA, Terry now serves as Chaplain at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.

Sr. Elizabeth foundress of Genesis and semi-retired, is an experienced retreat and spiritual director and BioSpiritual Focusing facilitator and teacher of Centering Prayer. She is also an eco-spirituality resource person, historian, and flower garden supervisor.

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.

Jo Ann 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.

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

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The Earth is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.
- Thomas Berry