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November 2021

“Sacred travels in the Land of Loss – refining the Journey of Hope”

November 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - November 9, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

  Presented to the retired Sisters of Charity of New York, residing in the Convent of St. Vincent, this 24 hour retreat will include three basic themes: Return to Familiar Ground , Shadows that Wait, and Focused on the Light. Participants will be encouraged to enter the Land of Loss with new/renewed information along with their deep well of experience and faith. Each session will include an opportunity to welcome grief as an ally in the Land of Loss. As Fr Richard Rohr describes Lisa Irish's contribution, "The roadmap is wise, but sensitive - grounded in hope -and reminds us to rest in God's healing love."  

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December 2021

Loss and Grief Didactic

December 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The JED Center for Spiritual Care and Education is an ACPE CPE accredited center offering Level I & Level II Clinical Pastoral Education, CPE. The faculty of the programs are ACPE Certified Educators. This one hour session will outline basic concepts around Conscious Grieving as part of a Clinical Pastoral Education unit of study.

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March 2022

Lenten Group Spiritual Direction – “Embracing Hope in a Time of Brokenness”

March 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Invitation to Mercy Associates… You are invited to listen deeply to the sacred text of your life, to support others and to share a Lenten journey. Within community, we will unfold our spirits and awaken our souls in the flow of God’s love. Words from mystics, everyday saints and poets will guide us - we will listen, reflect and share light with one another. Join the brave space to nurture deep listening while learning the practice of group spiritual direction. Guided by Lisa Irish, you will meet with up to 7 participants for 2 hour sessions that will include a form of silent meditation and shared reflection taught by Rose Mary Dougherty, SSND. As a certified GSD facilitator, Lisa brings experience and a ministry of healing to our sacred Lenten walk.  Tuesdays: March 8,15, 22, 29, April 5,12 at 6:30-8:30p

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Moving from Lament to Hope in a Changing World

March 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Patrick – St Anthony Church, 285 Church St
Hartford, 06103 United States
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"Moving from Lament to Hope in a Changing World" - Part One of a three-part series to explore, grieve and pray with Covid's life-changing impact on our relationships.

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April 2022

Conscious Grieving – Cultivating Hope in the Land of Loss

April 25, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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$70.00

“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 humanitarian 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 by the “collective and anticipatory grief” that we share each day. Conscious Grieving invites 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. This onsite program will include presentation, prayer, small and large group conversation, quiet and ritual – all valuable resources for healing. Those from all faith traditions with all kinds of losses are welcome, including those wounded from COVID-19. We will share a contemplative space where each person’s experience of loss is honored and each person’s heart is acknowledged as precious. Together, we will find nourishment and strength  in compassion and discover the connective…

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Loss and Grief Didactic

April 26, 2022 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Remote program on Zoom

The JED Center for Spiritual Care and Education is an ACPE CPE accredited center offering Level I & Level II Clinical Pastoral Education, CPE. The faculty of the programs are ACPE Certified Educators. Serving as adjunct faculty, this one hour session will outline basic concepts around Conscious Grieving as part of a Clinical Pastoral Education unit of study.

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May 2022

Silent Directed Retreat

May 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - June 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
$700.00

In our tumultuous world, there seems to be a need to seek a new way of being that affirms life, acknowledges the interconnectedness of all things, and honors the sacred in all creation. To that end, Mercy by the Sea’s programs help participants listen in to and trust the still inner voice that speaks to them beyond ego, consumerism and cultural systems of domination. This deep listening allows their deepest longings, creative imagination and fledgling efforts in service of a greater good to incubate, grow, emerge, nurture and pollinate the world. Silent directed retreats allow us to withdraw from the busyness of life and to reflect on and deepen our relationship with God. They offer an experience grounded in solitude, silence, and prayer, and include daily meetings with a spiritual director.

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November 2022

Healing Loss Through Conscious Grieving and Writing

November 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - November 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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$235 – $265

  How do we heal from loss? We grieve. Our bodies, minds and hearts are created to process loss of all kinds through a sacred journey of grieving. A significant resource on that journey is writing….putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) opens our heart in new ways and supports our desire to heal. This overnight retreat will offer a safe space for reflection, writing, sharing and stillness. As you give voice to your loss and allow time for your grief, you take brave steps toward hope and healing. REGISTER HERE

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The Path of Conscious Grieving

November 19, 2022
Holy Family Retreat and Conference Center
$75.00

  Our contemporary times have added a significant context of loss to our daily life experience. We learned that loss weaves its way through our lives in many forms, some are acknowledged, many are not. Grief, our companion and ally, guides both our personal and collective journeys in the Land of Loss, leading us toward healing and hope. This day of prayer and reflection will create space for content, sharing, ritual and silence - all valuable resources for a path of conscious grieving. Together, we will create and name moments of respite, glimmers of healing and offer permission to grieve. REGISTER HERE

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January 2023

Healing Loss Through Conscious Grieving and Writing – SOLD OUT

January 13 @ 4:00 pm - January 15 @ 1:00 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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$375 – $425

How do we heal from loss? We grieve. Our bodies, minds and hearts are created to process loss of all kinds through a sacred journey of grieving. A significant resource on that journey is writing….putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) opens our heart in new ways and supports our desire to heal. This 2 night overnight retreat will offer a safe space for reflection, writing, sharing and stillness. As you give voice to your loss and allow time for your grief, you take brave steps toward hope and healing. No writing experience is necessary. REGISTER HERE

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