Deepest Winter Work: Caring for Grief

January 22, 2022 - January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022 -Session 1: 10:00am ET -Session 2: 1:30pm ET -Session 3: 3:30 pm ET

Quiet Day Zoom Event

We have many losses sorrows, regrets and changes in our lives. We know the presence of grief after the death of a loved one. Do we give ourselves time to be with our grief? Do we even consider making a home for grief? We might not even allow ourselves to grieve a change to a tradition, a lost friendship, cancelled holidays, or life put on hold by the fatigue and restrictions of the pandemic. Winter is a season when we feel the urge to rest at home, find warmth and comfort and to reflect. It is a season that calls us to care for ourselves and our grief. It is a time to learn what to do with the ache in our heart and to do the work readying a real place for grief. Through conversation, listening, and meditation we will begin this
work together. ” You long for your real place to be readied before winter comes. (trom Talking to Grief by Denise Levertov.)

Led by Joanne Davies, an Oblate with the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine and a priest in the Diocese of Toronto. Joanne is the Chaplain at St. John’s Rehab and the chair of the Bishop’s Committee on Healing Ministries.