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  • Lisa Irish
    Lisa Irish

    Lisa Irish, MEd, MA, BCC is a spiritual director with experience in hospital chaplaincy and retreat leadership. Of her book, “Grieving-the sacred art: Hope in the Land of Loss,” Fr Richard Rohr says, “…the roadmap is wise, but sensitive – grounded in hope – and reminds us to rest in God’s healing love.” Trusting contemplative practices, Lisa shares regular messages, “Glimmers,” on her website www.lisairish.com

  • Margaret Galiardi, OP
    Margaret Galiardi, OP

    Margaret Galiardi, OP, is a trained spiritual director and author whose ministries have included parish work, teaching, and working with homeless persons. She has lectured nationally on ecological theology and spirituality, the “new Story and the Christian Story”, and the work of Thomas berry. With the Institute for Communal Contemplation, she has co-created a program for young adults on the impact of contemplation as a transformational force in their lives.


Nov 12 - 18 2023


4:00 pm - 10:00 am



6-Day Silent Directed Retreat

Sunday – Saturday, November 12-18, 2023

Spiritual Directors: Lisa Irish, MA & Margaret Galiardi, OP

Come away for a Silent Directed Retreat, designed to give you time and space for prayer and solitude. A retreat at Genesis, with its peaceful, contemplative spaces and 19-acre Providence Arboretum, will open your heart to do the profoundly personal work of living and breathing into your spiritual journey and feeling the presence and action of God in your life.

During your stay, you will meet with a spiritual director once a day, who may make suggestions for further reflection. This could occur through prayer, Scripture, poetry, imagery, time in nature, and other modalities.

After you register, you will receive a questionnaire to fill out and submit before the start of the retreat. The questionnaire is designed to help you provide helpful information for your spiritual director.

Check-in begins at 4:00pm and supper will be served at 6:00pm. The retreat will begin after supper. Silence will begin at that time also. The retreat will end with breakfast at 8:00am on the final day.


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