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March 2019

Hope in the Land of Loss

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  Losses weave their way throughout our lives, influencing the next path we take. Grief is our built-in response to loss, our ally in traveling the confusing, painful and transformative Land of Loss. This program gently supports those with recent loss and provides us all with a template for the losses yet to be. Hope and tangible ideas will be offered to help navigate the Land of Loss, with key reminders about our path toward healing. Current bereavement teaching and spiritual wisdom are shared, affirming that hope accompanies our grief.

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April 2019

Grief and Hope – Companions on our Journey through Loss

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holy Family Retreat and Conference Center,

How do grief and hope co-exist in our hearts? How is that possible? 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 as we find our way though the land of Loss. This day of reflection will include the support of community, prayer, ritual and quiet - each valuable resources for healing a grieving heart.

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Grief’s Lessons of Loss and Promptings of Hope

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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  "Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it the road comes into existence." Lin Tuang This where we being in the Land of Loss. Hope reveals itself when we rely upon it. with every step we take, we etch the path of hope into our lives. When we develop an intentional relationship with hope, we increase our capacity to see hope's flowering along the way. Our time together at Mercy by the Sea's safe and sacred setting will include the support of community through the shared experience of grief, prayer, ritual an quiet - each valuable resources for healing. We will explore how our vulnerability is our ally, a secret passageway that leads to a strong, beautiful and hopeful heart. We will reflect on lessons of loss and promptings of hope to honor conscious grieving, self-compassion and trust the healing process. This day program is open to those experiencing loss of all kinds.

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June 2019

Directed Retreat

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - June 23 @ 10:00 am
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Retreats, especially silent directed retreats, allow us to withdraw from the busyness of life and to reflect on and deepen our relationship with God. Directed retreats offer an experience grounded in solitude, silence, prayer and daily meetings with a spiritual director. Directed silent retreats call for receptivity to the movements of the spirit and are adapted to the needs of each individual. Mercy by the Sea, located on the shores of Long Island Sound with 33 acres of grounds, offers a safe sacred space in which to explore who we are and who God is.

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October 2019

The Mystery of Ministry – refreshment and renewal

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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A day of laughter, hope, prayer and new life for staff of area churches. More details to follow.

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November 2019

When Grief Enters the Room…

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spiritual Life Center, West Hartford, CT + Google Map

  The ministry of Spiritual Direction creates a space for our vulnerable journey with the Divine. When grief enters the room, both the Director and Directee are invited into an ever-deepening experience of vulnerability as they navigate the mystery of loss. How do we, as Spiritual Directors, offer a place of healing for those carrying broken hearts? How does grief guide us all into our own experience of surrender and new life? This morning of prayer, content and sharing offers suggestions for those ministering as Spiritual Directors.

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