Grief and Hope: Companions on Our Journey Through Loss

with Lisa Irish

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. But hope is as alive as our grief. Although it does not take away the pain, it lives alongside it. Hope sustains our wounded heart as we find our way through 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.

The program starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 and will end at 4:00 p.m.  The $50 fee includes program and lunch.


Lisa Irish, MEd, MA, BCC
ministered as a chaplain at the Hospital of St Raphael and Yale New-Haven Hospital, where she ran a bereavement program as well as supported patients, families and staff in the hospital and long-term care. Her years as a Mercy Associate have led to a commitment to Mercy by the Sea and to her ministry in retreat and spiritual direction.

Lisa's first book, Grieving with a Grateful Heart, by Abbey Press was published in 2016. Her second book, Grieving — the Sacred Art, will be published by Skylight Paths Publishing in April 2018. She is currently on the Spiritual Support team for the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. More information can be found at her website.  

Sessions:  1
Date:  10/21/2017
Meeting Time:  Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor:  Lisa Irish
Fees: 
$50.00   (Class Fee)
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