The Kinnoull Centre for Spirituality in Scotland will be giving a series of Spring retreats starting in March with a Lenten Retreat and then in April a Silent Weekend Retreat and ending that month with a retreat for Holy Week. There are also seven week sabbatical retreats available and various courses which include Celtic spirituality.
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There will be a major international conference to celebrate Saint Teresa of Avila at St.Mary's University College, London on 18-20 June this year. Established academics and leading practioners will discuss a wide range of perspectives relating to Teresa, including pastoral, psychological and ecumenical ones.
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A new bright, modern and eco-friendly lounge over looking Birmingham's largest organically managed garden is opened at Woodbrooke.
A new space for relaxation… You've had a busy and productive day on your conference and you'd do anything to relax before your next session. You can now do just that at Woodbrooke in our new Garden Lounge.
Seating around 40 people inside and a similar number on a new terrace, and overlooking 10 acres of gardens, woodland and lake, our Garden Lounge is a much needed new social space for all visitors to Woodbrooke during day time breaks, evenings and even as an informal break out space.
With comfortable, award-winning designer furniture and a log burning stove to bring warmth during winter evenings, the Garden Lounge is an excellent space for reflecting, socialising and creating connections.
The extension was designed to achieve the highest environmental performance possible, and whilst being a modern addition, it chimes with the heritage of the Georgian Grade II listed building.
In the United States 415,000 men are widowed annually. They and their families face many challenges resulting from the profoundly life changing impact of the death of a wife or partner. For widowers seeking help through men’s support groups there are extremely limited options.
Most widowers who meet others that also lost their wife can attest to the power of this shared connection. It is often another widower who can recommend a book, connect someone to a support group, suggest a resource, or simply provide reassurance. As was cited in the New York Times article by Perry Garfinkel, July 25, 2011 , Men in Grief Seek Others Who Mourn as They Do “Sometimes that’s all a man wants or needs – a sympathetic ear.”
Recognizing a need to help widowers who cannot find or access a men’s support group the National Widowers’ Organization is launching a peer-to-peer service for sharing experiences. The program, which is not intended to be therapy, relies on volunteer widowers who are available to contact a widower by telephone, listen with compassion, offer reassurance that surviving the death of a wife is possible, recommend helpful things to do that ease the adjustment to a new life, and provide information about resources that might be available.
Widowers can take advantage of this free program by contacting the National Widowers’ Organization through their website.