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Grief and Hope - Companions in Our Journey through Loss

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Grief and Hope - Companions in Our Journey through Loss


Saturday, October 20, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lisa Irish

How is it possible for grief and hope to co-exist in our hearts?  Some of us deny the seeds of hope in our grieving hearts, thinking we must remain faithful to our loved one’s memory. Hope is as alive as our grief. It does not take away the pain, but lives alongside it. Hope sustains our wounded heart as we find our way through the land of loss. This day of reflection will include the support of community, prayer, ritual and quiet - each are valuable resources for healing a grieving heart. 

Offering: $75 (includes lunch)

Presenter Profile

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Lisa Irish, MEd, MA, BCC

Lisa brings hospital chaplaincy experience, spiritual direction, retreat leadership and a life of prayer to a creative understanding of transforming loss. Lisa is a Mercy Associate and is the author of inspirational publications.  In her new book, Grieving - the Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss, Fr. Richard Rohr’s book endorsement says, “…The roadmap is wise, but sensitive – grounded in hope – and reminds us to rest in God’s healing love.”

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