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 Whether a loss of a spouse is through death or divorce, it is a painful process and often difficult life transition.  The Office of Family Ministry is pleased to offer a day of encouragement and support for those who are divorced or widowed. The goal of this day is to help you learn ways to heal and begin to move forward in your life.

 Our speaker for the day is Catholic author and speaker Lisa Duffy.  A relationship and divorce recovery expert, she experienced the tragedy of an unwanted divorce in the early 1990s. Lisa has nearly 20 years of personal experience helping people rebuild their lives after the loss of a spouse. She is the author of a number of books, including Mending The Heart and A Road to Healing. She has instituted the Journey of Hope program in parishes across the US and in Canada. Aside from her dedication to her family, Lisa speaks at conferences, appears on television and radio, coaches one-on-one and in groups and holds online events. She resides in South Carolina with her husband and three children. Her talks will address those who have lost a spouse either through death or divorce.

 The conference day begins with a 8:30 a.m. check-in at the Joliet Diocesan Blanchette Catholic Center in Crest Hill, and concludes with a Vigil Mass at 4:00PM. The suggested donation is $35 which includes morning coffee and refreshments, lunch, and materials. Please register by March 11, 2019 by calling the Office of Family Ministry at 815-838-5334 or online at https://conta.cc/2RULZmY.

Divorced & Widowed Brochure