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A Day of "Flowering" a la Mary's Garden & the Divine Gardener

This event has been moved online

A retreat day of spiritual care for widows and widowers reflecting on the joys, sorrows, glorious, and luminous mysteries experienced in this garden of life. Several models to promote self-care, healing, creativity, spiritual well-being and holistic health will be discussed. The day of “flowering” will include the creation of a spiritual bouquet of spiritual practices to promote an abundant, blooming life. 

Our speaker of the day is Dr. Mary-Beth Desmond who is a Registered Nurse and Assistant Professor at Lewis University where she has recently been appointed the Director of the MSN Program. She is a Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse, a Watson Science Caritas Coach, and a Spiritual Director. Her specialty areas include: Christian Spirituality, caring science, spiritual care and holistic health. She has been active in the Joliet Cursillo movement for the past 24 years and previously worked at Amita Hinsdale Hospital for 25 years. Mary-Beth is married to Mike and they have three adult children.

The suggested donation is $25.00. Please register by July 22  online at https://bit.ly/2UMz5v1 or call the Office of Family Ministry at 815-838-5334.  A Zoom link will follow after check is received and registration is completed.  Please mail check payable to: Diocese of Joliet, Attn: Office of Family Ministry.

             Time:                9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

             Cost:                 $25.00

             Where:             On-line /Virtual Event                 

 (Virtual Invite/Link to follow upon Registration)

 Email:              familyministry@dioceseofjoliet.org

 Fax:                  (815) 221-6089

 Mail:                 Office of Family Ministry

                          16555 Weber Road

                          Crest Hill, IL 60403