53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:June 19th, 2021.


Celebrate the arrival of summer on Saturday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the beautiful Genesis Center and Providence Arboretum. 

Summer Solstice, sometimes known as Midsummer or St. John's Day, occurs in the middle of June. It is a celebration of the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. It has been a time of gathering and celebration since ancient times.

The seasonal cycle of the year is created by Earth’s annual orbit around the sun.  As Earth spins on its axis toward the first day of summer, we appreciate and honor the sun, the source of life on our planet. 

Join others in celebrating the Solstice as we explore the themes of summer – rest, relaxation and play!  We will close with a Summer Solstice ritual to celebrate the shining abundance of the sun and its life-sustaining role for all living beings on the planet.


Facilitator:  Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ


Sr. Jane Comerford, 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.

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