Journey of Grief and Restoration

Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2024
Facilitator(s): Vicky Curtiss


Griefandrestoration Website


Poet David Whyte wrote, “Grief is its own cure.” This retreat is for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one, either recently or long ago. We will share our stories and build understanding of our experiences using findings from The Grieving Brain by Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD. We will also explore how to ride the erratic waves of grief, identify what can sabotage our healing and gain tools for moving forward, celebrating Divine Love that sustains us as we restore a meaningful life. Retreat facilitator Vicky Curtiss will draw on her experience as a pastor, grief companion and widow whose husband died in June 2022.

Friday, March 22, to Sunday, March 24, 2024
The retreat begins on Friday at 7:00pm and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.

Cost: $345 (includes overnight accommodations and meals)

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About the Facilitators

Vicky CurtissVicky Curtiss

Vicky Curtiss leads retreats and programs, offers spiritual guidance for individuals, and collaboratively oversees and prepares for the annual retreat and program offerings sponsored by the Siena Retreat Center. She has an M. Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for forty years as an ordained clergyperson in the roles of pastor, spiritual director, and presbytery executive. She has also been the director of three non-profits with mission outreach. Vicky loves reading, quilting, watching films, being in nature, and engaging in anti-racism work.