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Grieving and the Holidays

October 12, 2019 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

Providence Hall Large Parlor

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

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Are you anxious about getting through the holidays without a loved one who has died recently?

Those who come will have an opportunity to reflect upon, pray about, and allow God and others who have also experienced a significant loss to help you create a plan to grieve gracefully during the holidays.

Join facilitator Sister Connie Kramer, SP, as she helps guide you to a place of befriending your grief and strengthening the enduring bond you have with your lost loved one.

I believe that the holidays are a difficult time for persons who are grieving the loss of a loved one,” Sister Connie said. “Often, holiday memories associated with deceased loved ones, who either died recently or a long time ago, will bring about a person’s grief or sense of loss.”

Because of this, Sister Connie said those who are grieving have to acknowledge the loss rather than deny it.

They also have to determine which holiday traditions they wish to continue and which holiday traditions they wish to change,” she said. “In doing this reflection and making life-giving decisions, a person will be able to allow grief to be their teacher.”

The truth is that grief is the solution and not the problem in dealing with the loss of a loved one. Accepting this attitude in dealing with the loss of a loved one will always enable a person to grieve gracefully into a future full of hope.”

This retreat day will give you the sacred space and time you need to let grief be your teacher.

Registration fee $45 includes lunch.

For more information

Contact Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at 812-535-2952 or

Facilitated by

Sister Connie Kramer

Sister Connie Kramer is a professionally certified Group Counselor/Facilitator, Grief Specialist, and Spiritual Director who enjoyed ministering in a parish setting for more than 35 years. During this time, she has studied, practiced, and taught others how to use 12-Step Spirituality, the Art of Journal Writing, and How to Grieve Gracefully to deepen their spiritual lives.

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