Sisters to host ‘Mourning Together’ retreat
Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for the upcoming one-day retreat, “Mourning Together: A Retreat Day for Survivors of Suicide Loss.”
The retreat will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Providence Hall Community Room.
Join facilitator Sister Connie Kramer, SP, and others as participants move beyond the pain and darkness related to a death of a loved one by suicide.
“Death by suicide is considered one of the most misunderstood illnesses in society, which therefore increases the emotional pain for those who are survivors of suicide loss,” Sister Connie said. “It is important for survivors of suicide loss to find ways to journey with others who have experienced this same type of loss.
“When I looked into the eyes of another person, and know that they too are a suicide loss survivor as I am myself, I no longer felt so alone in my grief which was and continues to be very consoling for me and to me.”
The retreat will offer time for prayer, reflection and some small group sharing.
“I designed this retreat day to offer a suicide loss survivor a chance to move beyond some of the pain and darkness related to the death of a loved one by suicide, into the light and consolation that only mourning together with others on the same journey can give to one another,” Sister Connie said.
Cost is $20, which includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Oct. 31.