Grief's Lessons of Loss and Promptings of Hope
"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 Yutang, The Importance of Living
This is where we begin 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 human experience of grief, prayer, ritual and quiet – each valuable resources for healing. We will explore how our vulnerability is our ally, a secret passageway that leads to a strong, beautiful, hopeful heart. We will reflect on lessons of loss and promptings of hope to honor conscious grieving, self-compassion and trust of the healing process. This day-program is open to those experiencing loss of all kinds.
Lisa Irish, MEd, MA, BCC, ministered as a chaplain for the Hospital of Saint 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 newest book, Grieving – the Sacred Art was published by Skylight Paths Publishing in 2018 and is available in the Mercy by the Sea bookstore. To read Spirituality & Practice's review of Lisa's newest book, click here.
More information about Lisa is available at www.lisairish.com.
Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM|