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One Day Spiritual Retreat at St Anthony Shrine's Friary

One Day Spiritual Retreat at St Anthony Shrine's Friary

As a grieving parent, you can give yourself the gift of getting away from everyday life to focus on where God—and your precious child—is right now.  Join other grieving parents and Franciscan Friars in the “upper room” of the friary to work on your own, individual spiritual journey.  Share as much of your journey, or as little, as you like.  Many parents participate by listening.  Find peace, and comfort by being with others who “get it” in a Catholic, faith-based environment.   Receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

For any grieving parent, the loss of a child is the most horrific and painful challenge that life can bring.  Nothing is ever the same again.  You will never “get over it.”  The hole in your heart is—and will always—be there.  It is very easy to despair.

The Emmaus Ministry of St. Anthony Shrine in Downtown Crossing in Boston

is a Catholic ministry that serves the spiritual needs of grieving parents

of any religion whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago.

$25 individuals; $40 Couples includes three meals and all retreat materials

Pre-registration for all Lent 2018 Emmaus Ministry programs at