Sacred Tears – Grief Retreat

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

grief, grieving, loss, death of loved one

Sacred Tears:  Holding the Gift of our Loved Ones

A Holiday Bereavement Retreat Day

The Advent and Christmas seasons are often tinged with sadness and sometimes intense grief for those mourning the presence of a loved one. How do we traverse the holidays in a way that acknowledges both our grief and the joy present in the celebrations around us? We can start by being fully present to our experience, accepting where we are. This may include recognizing that our tears and the unknown parts of our future are also a part of the Holy Family’s experience. We may also be comforted to know that our grief can be included in the more traditional trappings of the season. During this nurturing retreat day, we will share together stories of our loved ones and the gift of their lives to us. We will pray, enjoy the stillness together and receive strength for the journey.

Amy Kulesa serves as the Director of Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA. She earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and an Master of Social Work in clinical social work practice from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the Epiphany Certification Program from the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality in Pittsburgh, PA, and a graduate of the Practice of Spiritual Direction Training Program at Bon Secours.  She offers spiritual direction and enjoys facilitating retreats in which participants have the opportunity to discern the narrative of their own lives within the larger story of God’s abundant healing, grace and mercy. 

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Event Details

Date: December 14
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60
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Amy Kulesa

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