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Conscious Grieving: Cultivating Hope in the Land of Loss …..a live, virtual, healing program

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


“Each time we say yes to our fears and vulnerabilities, we move closer to our hopes and strengths.” – Lisa Irish             

We are experiencing loss and grief in an entirely new way these days. As our global losses mount, our personal losses can become “disenfranchised” in that we do not receive the community recognition and support that we expect and need. At the same time, we can feel overwhelmed bu the “collective and anticipatory grief” that we share each day. Conscious Grieving asks us to trust the healing that all types of grief offer, even in these extreme times.

Let us come together to explore the transformative nature of grief, honor the sacred strands of connectedness that support our humanity, and trust the One wherein hope lies.

Our live, virtual gathering will include presentation, prayer, small group conversation, quiet and ritual – all valuable resources for healing. Those of all faith traditions and all kinds of loss are welcome, including the wounds from Covid-19. We will share a contemplative space where each person’s experience of loss is honored, each person’s heart is acknowledged as precious. Together, we will find nourishment and strength in compassion and the connective braids of love between us.


Lisa Irish brings chaplaincy, spiritual direction, and retreat leadership to her creative understanding of grief and its call to transformation. With Masters Degrees in both Education and Theology, Lisa is the author of several publications and regular “Glimmers” on her blog at lisairish.com. Her newest book, Grieving – the Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss, was published by Skylight Paths, an Imprint of Turner Publishing in April 2018. It is available in the Mercy by the Sea bookstore and on Amazon.



May 23
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mercy By The Sea
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