53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:October 29th-30th, 2021.


Friday, October 29, 2021 – Saturday, October 30, 2021 


On Site Registrants: Check-in begins at 3pm, followed by supper at 6pm on Friday. Ends with lunch at 12noon on Saturday. Watch Zoom sessions in community, with reflection, prayer and ritual. 

Virtual Registrants:  Two Zoom sessions, 7:00-8:00pm on Friday and 10:00 - 11:30am on Saturday

Drawing on themes from her newest book, Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light (October 2016 release), Paula will explore how learning to move through and past life's inevitable disappointments and losses opens a door to new awareness. In the end, the darkness is recognized as the rich foundation for a larger life and the possibility of awakening to a new way of being here.


$175. On site with private room, supper on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 

$100. Virtual sessions only. 


Facilitated by Paula D'Arcy



Paula D'Arcy is a writer, retreat leader and speaker. A former psychotherapist who ministered to those facing issues of grief and loss, Paula worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993, and has written ten books. Today her work includes leading workshops and retreats related to spirituality, writing, women’s gatherings, (including Women’s Initiation and Rites of Passage), and creating venues where men and women experience an opening of the heart and a change in their way of being in the world.  In recent years she has teamed with Richard Rohr to present seminars on the Male/Female Journey and Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (for tapes from the conference on Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.

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From its beginning the earth is a spiritual as well as a physical reality.
-Thomas Berry