“Grief in the Christian Life”
with Fr. Hayden Butler
“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear…There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty.”
Grief signals the presence of loss, a disruption of the familiar pattern of life. Unchecked, it leaves us unable to be present in our own lives as we rebound from obsession with past pains to anxious planning for future disaster. Grief leaves us feeling lonely in a room full of people and surrounded by fearful thoughts and anxious worries when alone. Sound familiar? If so, I invite you to utilize the resources below from this two-week seminar on grief and its relationship to our life of prayer. Together, we will come to a new understanding of grief, identify where we might need to address unresolved grief, and seek new paths of healing for our experiences of loss.
For those unable to attend the class, please see the resources below: