Alone in Your Grief

With Lisa Irish

Too often, our losses are not understood or shared by others. Loss of a pet, a break in a relationship, divorce, losses from long ago, and other life experiences send us into the Land of Loss along with the death of loved ones. We find ourselves stranded in grief without traditional sources of support. Without the community’s recognition and validation, our grief becomes "disenfranchised."

Together, we will honor all of our losses, explore the concept of conscious grieving and identify tools to "enfranchise" our grief. This day of reflection will include the support of community, prayer, ritual and quiet — each valuable resources for healing a grieving heart.

The program will be held on Tuesday, May 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $65 fee includes the program as well as lunch.

To register, visit our website:, or call Rosemary Jones in Guest Services at 203.245.0401, ext. 114.

Lisa Irish, M. Ed., MA, BCC, ministered as a chaplain for the Hospital of St Raphael and Yale New-Haven Hospital, where she ran a bereavement program and supported patients, families and staff in 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:  5/15/2018
Meeting Time:  Tuesday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor:  Lisa Irish
$65.00   (Class Fee)