Presented by Fr. Padraig Green
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Nothing is the same after a death of a loved one or the death of a marriage. We want to cry out in pain. Where love once filled us, an empty space achingly now reminds us of our loss. The reopening of the grieving heart is not easy.
Grief changes us. We are no longer the person we were, nor ware we the person we will be. What used to be important no longer matters to us. We walk on new ground.
Grief transforms our lives. Grief wakes us up to life. We find that what was true about our lives is no longer true. Everything is different; we see with new eyes. New questions about life – your life, begin to surface.
Grief has a stubborn habit of not going away just because we deny it exists. In fact the more pain is denied, the deeper it tends to go inside our bodies and souls, and the harder it is identify and deal with it and ultimately go beyond it. If we don’t embrace our grief, then we may get stuck in life and shut down from the inside out. No one can do our grief work for us.
Give yourself (OR A LOVED ONE) the gift of a retreat weekend away to be comforted, given the strength to integrate the memories of your loved one who has died and your marriage which has died as well as face the sadness, anger, guilt, resentment ETC which are faces of grief. Your healing will begin. This retreat offers you the opportunity to “Come apart and rest awhile, to slow down and get in touch with what is deep and painful within you. This retreat will help you to pick up the pieces of your lives and go into the future with hope. You will be in the presence of God and people who understand, in a beautiful, safe and compassionate environment as you share memories through prayer and sacraments, journaling, reflection, music and ritual.
- Grief Retreat for THE BEREAVED AND DIVORCED
November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: San Damiano Retreat