Anchor of Hope With
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“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19

Live, Virtual Program: Thursday, September 24, 2020
10:30 to Noon (EDT), $35.00

We are living in ever-changing, trying and anxiety-ridden times. In order to withstand such moments and realities, we need spiritual mooring. We need an anchor of hope. That hope comes from trusting God's promises, and with that grace of hope, our experiences become bearable – sometimes even transformative. This new virtual program designed for these uncertain times will blend presentation, prayer and music. Participants will have time for personal, quiet reflection with Scripture, as well as sacred sharing as a full group. The program will center on the seminal question: How do we find spiritual anchoring through the grace of God’s hope?

This live, virtual program will take place via Zoom videoconferencing technology. You do not need a Zoom subscription to participate. It is free and downloadable at

Joan M. McGovern is the former Director of Mission Advancement for the Cenacle Retreat Center in Ronkonkoma, New York. For the past five years, she worked with Cenacle Sisters and laity to promote an understanding of Church teachings through prayer, education and outreach to the faithful and those interested in deepening their relationship with the Divine. Joan companions others along their spiritual journey  as a certified Spiritual Director and Supervisor, trained in Ignation Spirituality. She has conducted directed retreats, as well as develops and offers days of prayer for local parishes and retreat centers. Facilitating  bereavement support groups provides her the opportunity to minister to others while channeling God’s  compassion to those experiencing various types of loss. Joan has been invited to address national groups about the impact of various types of prayer disciplines on the immune system of individuals dealing with chronic illnesses. She has an extensive background working on behalf of people with disabilities, veterans and other underserved populations. Although she is also working toward the completion of a Master’s Degree in Theology at Saint  Joseph’s College and Seminary in Yonkers, New York, she also enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the great outdoors in a kayak, on a bicycle and sometimes in a hot air balloon.

Sessions:  1
Date:  9/24/2020
Meeting Time:  Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor:  Joan M. McGovern
$35.00   (Class Fee)
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