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  • 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.


Oct 12 - 15 2023


4:00 pm - 8:00 am



3-Day Silent Directed Retreat

Thursday – Sunday, October 12-15, 2023

Spiritual Director: JoAnn Bourquard

Looking for a short retreat to renew your spirit?  New to a silent retreat?  Consider joining us for a contemplative time to listen to God in a new way with an experienced spiritual companion in the serene grounds of Genesis.  Walk, draw, write, rest and tend to your soul without the busyness of life.  Meet with your director once a day.  The rest of your time is unstructured for your personal renewal.

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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