“Moving on with Grace: A Spiritual Journey for Men and Woman Grieving the Death of a Spouse” Event to Occur on June 12, 2021 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago

This is the first live pilgrimage to occur at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii (1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago) in 14 months. It will not be available virtually due to the sensitivity of content. The event will occur on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon. Check in, and coffee, will occur at 8:30 a.m. 

After the unthinkable has happened, how do you go on? Finding peace and healing after the death of a spouse can seem impossible. Come learn what this kind of grief looks like, explore where to find God in the midst of it, and gain tips and skills for coping, healing, and embracing new life. It is possible to once again know happiness and live with a full heart.

This event will be a morning of spiritual comfort, engaging community and hope through prayer, presentation and discussion.

The speaker will be Amy Florian, a nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and retreat director who uses her personal experience, advanced education, and knowledge from over 30 years of parish liturgy and bereavement ministries for her engaging and dynamic presentations. Amy holds a master’s degree in pastoral studies and she is a fellow in Thanatology (the highest level of certification in the field of death and grief studies). She taught in the graduate ministry department of Loyola University in Chicago for almost 10 years. She founded Corgenius (a company that teaches professionals how to serve people in times of transition and loss). The winner of multiple awards for her work, she published over two hundred articles and four books, including “A Friend Indeed: Help Those You Love When They Grieve.” Amy has a passion for helping people heal, explore their faith, and live fully.

Program Includes: Liturgy of Lamentation, Presentation & Discussion with Amy Florian, along with Quiet Time Reflection, Liturgy of Hope.

$20 Paid Registration Due by Wednesday, June 9

To find out more, go to the following sites: www.ourladyofpompeii.org or https://www.givecentral.org/location/78/event/30335

Or call: 312.421.3757

Mail payment to The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Attn: MOWG, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607

During the pilgrimage we will be adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines for the Archdiocese of Chicago, including wearing of masks, sanitizing of hands and social distancing.