Our experience has been that the person who chooses Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center for sabbatical is a person who is looking for time in an atmosphere of quiet beauty and a space to develop a stronger sense of spiritual self-awareness and consciousness. Some want to just rest and relax and take time to process all that has been happening in their lives. Several work to create their own sabbatical program with one of our seasoned spiritual directors. Others choose to create their own program by selecting from our extensive program calendar of lectures, workshops, mini-courses and religious retreats. Genesis is happy to offer a wide variety of options that are designed to foster holistic integration of body, mind and spirit.
Our Sabbatical leaders are highly experienced in the areas of spiritual direction, focusing, centering prayer, eco-spirituality, enneagram, journaling and Lectio Divina reflection, journaling, prayer reading, fasting or study and for those who are looking to experience and deepen their relationship with God. We have an excellent resource library of books, video and audio cassettes, relating to earth literacy and contemporary spirituality. Guests may also wish to take advantage of the many rich historical, cultural and educational events offered in Western Massachusetts, United States. We are one hour from the Vermont border and only forty-five minutes to the Berkshires and close to several other New England attractions. For further information, please email Sr. Pat Smith, psmith@GenesisSpiritualCenter.org. Please click here for the Welcome Letter, Sabbatical Brochure, Sabbatical Application, and Amenities for our Sabbatical Guests.
Please listen as a former Sabbatical Guest describes her Sabbatical experience at Genesis.
Please listen as Sr. Ann Horgan, Sabbatical Coordinator at Genesis talks about the sabbatical program at Genesis.
Those who have visited for Sabbatical:"I chose Genesis because of its nurturing, healing, feminine environment. Through their welcoming manner, each staff person contributed to the feel of being at home. The spaces at Genesis are intimate and beautiful."
"I appreciate the gift of the Holy Ground-all that Genesis entails. You have helped me to return to a balance, a time to attend to the inner life of the spirit."
"The surroundings and the space helped me to quiet down & take time to process. Spiritual direction & focusing with Elizabeth was a gift beyond expectations - I'm so grateful"