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6-Day Silent Retreat at Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center


  • Janet Weber, RSCJ
    Janet Weber, RSCJ
  • Jo Ann Bourquard
    Jo Ann Bourquard

    JoAnn Bourquard is a seasoned spiritual director who believes that spiritual companioning is a means of healing the soul and, ultimately, the world. She holds the belief that “an unreflected life is not worth living” and that sharing our life story with one who is trained to listen deeply is a path toward personal growth and connection with the Divine.

    JoAnn is a retreat director and workshop facilitator. She has a particular interest in journaling and using literature as a means of awakening the soul. With a Master’s Degree in Spirituality and a certificate in Women’s Leadership, JoAnn is a Supervisor to those in formation to become spiritual directors and trains other supervisors. She especially connects with nature as a way into deeper contemplation and joy. She is also experienced in teaching the Enneagram.

    JoAnn presents a range of programs throughout the Northeast and is involved in the spiritual discernment process with individuals and groups in transition. She accompanies people of all faiths, including those seeking but not identifying with a particular tradition. She has accompanied men and women with serious illnesses, those who are dying, and people dealing with grief and loss of all types.


Jan 07 - 13 2024


6:00 pm - 10:30 am



6-Day Silent Directed Retreat

Sunday – Saturday, January 7 – 13, 2024

Spiritual Directors:

Janet Weber, RSCJ & JoAnn Bourquard, MA

What is a Silent Directed Retreat?

A silent retreat is a time to come away from the pressures, distractions and burdens of everyday life to connect with God and hear what is in your own heart. It is a time to unplug from modern life and set aside time intentionally in your own rhythm to become attuned to God’s transforming presence in your life.

Are you in a time of transition?

A time of grieving?

A time of questioning?

A time of needing a new perspective?

A time of needing rest?

A time to pray differently?

Genesis welcomes you to join us for a Silent Directed Retreat, a time of extended solitude and contemplation. Meet with an experienced spiritual companion, once a day, to enhance your prayer experience and help you listen to the Holy at this time in your life.

Please feel free to view our Guest Accommodations here: https://genesisspiritualcenter.org/guest-accomodations/

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6-Day Silent Directed Retreat
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