Grieving our Losses, Living our HOPE

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The process of grief is a journey through darkness, brokenness and HOPE. Throughout life we experience loss of one kind or another. Grief is the normal response to losing what we love. Life is also very good and deeply enriching. It holds many promises of growth and experiences of joy. During our time together, we will allow ourselves to reverence “where we are” on the journey. We will rest our pain in the tender presence of God and one another.

 Date, Time and Cost:

This day program begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and ends at 2:00 PM.  The cost is a free will donation .


mary lou pappollaMary Lou Pappola, a Franciscan Companion in Mission, had been a social worker for the Burn Center of Crozer-Chester Medical Center.  Mary Lou began the Hospice Program at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and co-facilitated a bereavement support group and a cancer support group.  She is actively involved in advocacy issues.

Jean Ustasiewski, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia who serves on the Franciscanustasiewski Spiritual Center staff. Previously Jean served the congregation as the director of its associate program, Franciscan Companions in Mission, and as a pastoral counselor and school guidance counselor.


SCROLL TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS EVENT TO REGISTER ONLINE: (If you need some extra supportive information for registering online, click HERE

(If you pay the deposit online via PayPal there is no option for coming back to pay the remaining amount online. The remaining amount must be paid by a check (mail in or pay on your arrival) or by cash when you arrive for the program. There is no way of processing a credit card at the center. If you really want to pay everything by credit card then pay in full at the time of online registration. If the program is canceled you will receive the full payment back via PayPal. If you are unable to attend the program, the remainder after the deposit will be paid back via PayPal.)


Date(s) - 11/01/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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Online registration has closed for this event but you can call 610-558-6152 to see if there are available spaces or to place yourself on a waiting list.

Or Download a PDF Reservation Form to send via mail.

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