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Conscious Grieving: Cultivating Hope in the Land of Loss

May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


A Live, Virtual, Healing Program with Lisa Irish

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EDT), $40 per person

“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 by 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 – author, mystic and board certified chaplain, presents a voice of hope in our contemporary world. Her newest book, Grieving – the Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss, reminds us, “The strength you seek to survive grief’s demands is not found in resistance but within the tenderness of your loving heart.” Lisa offers years of teaching, hospital chaplaincy and spiritual direction experience, her present community-based ministry, and a life of prayer to a creative and conscious process of transforming loss. Lisa is a Mercy Associate, with Masters Degrees in both Education and Theology. Grieving – the Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss, is part of the Sacred Art series at Skylight Paths Publishing. Fr. Richard Rohr’s book endorsement says, “…The roadmap is wise, but sensitive – grounded in hope – and reminds us to rest in God’s healing love.” It is available in the Mercy by the Sea bookstore and on Amazon Smile. Read more about Lisa and subscribe to her monthly Glimmers at lisairish.com.

“Conscious Grieving: Cultivating Hope in the Land of Loss” augments other Mercy by the Sea virtual program offerings. We acknowledge and thank John Armstrong for his technological assistance and devoted support to the continuance of Mercy by the Sea programs during this time of social distancing.

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May 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm