53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:May 28th-31st, 2021.

Begins with 6PM supper on Friday, May 28, and ends with lunch on Monday, May 31


This retreat integrates the gospel with our call to care for Creation. Sacred Mystery pulsates throughout the universe. Jesus was immersed in this mystery. He drew so much of his inspiration and so many of his teachings from the wisdom and wonder of Creation. The program includes reflections on the scriptures in light of the Universe Story, the Beatitudes and selected parables. We will engage in the vision and energy that the New Story brings to us, exploring our evolutionary journey and experiencing our oneness with the emergence of the Cosmos.  Participants will reflect on Jesus’ witness to the awesomeness of our Earth using images from Hubble, the artwork of Marion Honors, CSJ, and the photography of Clare Pelkey, CSJ. There will be opportunities for personal reflection, group sharing, creative expression, dance and time in the beauty of the Genesis grounds.

On site with private room $435.00

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

Leader:  Linda Neil, CSJ


Linda Neil, CSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She is an educator, hiker and naturalist. Linda holds a Master’s Degree from the Earth Literacy Program at St. Mary of the Woods College, IN. She has been a presenter at Pyramid Life Center (Paradox, NY), The Priory (Chestertown, NY), Miramar Retreat Center (Duxbury, MA), St. Joseph’s Provincial House (Latham, NY) the White Violet Center (St. Mary’s of the Woods, IN), St. Stephen’s Retreat Center (Oahu, Hawaii) and parishes and schools in the Albany Diocese.


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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia