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Our Spiritual Journey Through the Wilderness of Grief

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

grief, grief retreat, day retreat

Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. ~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

This retreat will explore the nature of the spiritual journey that has brought you to this place of wilderness. You will learn more about the shape and terrain of the wilderness in which you now find your soul. We will participate in prayerful reflections on what direction and steps you may now take in your life during this grieving process.

Our time together will include personal spiritual exercises and journaling, as well as group teaching and opportunities for soulful discussion. Guided by Rev. Dr. Ken Patrick.

Rev. Dr. Ken Patrick has had a lifelong interest in the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism, as well as the contemplative tradition of the Christian faith. His graduate education includes a Master of Divinity Degree and Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. He has also done doctoral level studies in theology and spirituality at New College, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Ken is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Ken is a graduate of the U.S. Army Chaplain School, and also the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. 

Ken is the author of Mountain Meditations, My Walk with Christ on the Appalachian Trail, and also Journeying to the End of Life: Discovering the Ancient Hospice Way of Companioning the Dying. 

Ken has served as a hospice chaplain for the past 11 years at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Virginia, and has led workshops and seminars on being a spiritual caregiver on the journey to the end of life. He currently also serves as a rural parish minister. 

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Event Details

Date: December 8
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60
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Rev. Dr. Ken Patrick

This retreat is being held very soon! Please call our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 to see if there is still a space available or for suggestions on other retreats you may enjoy.