We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Sociology)
Oct
25
6:45 PM18:45

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Sociology)

This reflective evening will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic. 

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (Psychology)
Oct
18
6:45 PM18:45

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Psychology)

This reflective evening will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic.  

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (Biology)
Oct
11
6:45 PM18:45

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Biology)

This reflective evening will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic.

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (Spirituality)
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Spirituality)

This reflective evening, sponsored by Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and St. Eugene Church, will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic.  

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (Sociology)
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Sociology)

This reflective evening, sponsored by Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and St. Eugene Church, will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic. 

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

CLICK TITLE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SESSION ON SOCIOLOGY (SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE FAMILY).

 

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We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy©  (Psychology)
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Psychology)

This reflective evening, sponsored by Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and St. Eugene Church, will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic.  

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (Biology)
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Biology)

This contemplative evening will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  Attendees will receive education, information, and resources in a prayerful and reflective setting.  

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (4-Week Series)
Mar
8
to Mar 29

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (4-Week Series)

  • St. Francis Center for Renewal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON THE ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

Addiction is a disease of the body, mind, and spirit that affects the afflicted, those who love them, and society at large. The lack of solid information exacerbates fear, induces shame, and produces an unwarranted stigma — all of which hinder the healing process.  An informational and formational series of four evenings of reflection, this program examines the four aspects of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual disease of addiction.  Each seminar focuses on one aspect and explores the problem and considers various solutions.  It is intended for those who are suffering from addiction, those who love them, those who minister to them, and anyone with an empathetic heart who would like to receive and spread awareness, education, guidance, encouragement, and hope.

Four consecutive Wednesday evenings during Lent from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH RETREAT CENTER

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (4-Week Series)
Oct
18
to Nov 15

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (4-Week Series)

  • Our Mother of Consolation Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A CHRISTIAN REFLECTION ON THE ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

Addiction is a disease of the body, mind, and spirit that affects the afflicted, those who love them, and society at large. The lack of solid information exacerbates fear, induces shame, and produces an unwarranted stigma — all of which hinder the healing process.  An informational and formational series of four evenings of reflection or a weekend retreat, this program examines the four aspects of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual disease of addiction.  Each seminar focuses on one aspect and explores the problem and considers various solutions.  It is intended for those who are suffering from addiction, those who love them, those who minister to them, counselors, physicians, those in the criminal justice system, etc., and anyone with an empathetic heart who would like to receive and spread awareness, education, guidance, encouragement, and hope.

NOTE:  We will meet two consecutive Tuesdays:  October 18th and 25th.  There will be NO session on Tuesday November 1st due to the Holy Day.  We will resume on November 8th and conclude on November 15th.

 

 

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The Proven Benefits of Spirituality in Recovery
Oct
15
8:15 AM08:15

The Proven Benefits of Spirituality in Recovery

CONFERENCE.  PRESENTATION APPROVED FOR PROFESSIONAL CEU'S.

Spirituality has long been respected as "a driving force in (addiction) recovery, yet it is simultaneously an increasingly disputed resource.  As the field of science thankfully becomes more involved in the treatment of addiction, the role of spirituality is becoming somewhat unclear and more intensely debated.  Proponents on either side of the pendulum frequently argue vehemently for or against its necessity and validity.  Such all or nothing mentality is a disservice to those suffering because as human beings we are comprised of body, mind and spirit.  This reality necessitates a holistic approach to treatment of a disease that impacts all aspects of human nature.  This presentation will define and explore the nature of authentic spirituality and is evidence-based role in addiction recovery.  

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (4-Week Series)
Sep
26
to Oct 17

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (4-Week Series)

  • St. Thomas of Villanova (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A COURSE ON ADDICTION AWARENESS WITHIN OUR SOCIETY

Addiction is a disease of the body, mind, and spirit that affects the afflicted, those who love them, and society at large. The lack of solid information exacerbates fear, induces shame, and produces an unwarranted stigma — all of which hinder the healing process.  An informational and formational series of four evenings of reflection or a weekend retreat, this program examines the four aspects of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual disease of addiction.  Each seminar focuses on one aspect and explores the problem and considers various solutions.  It is intended for those who are suffering from addiction, those who love them, those who minister to them, and anyone with an empathetic heart who would like to receive and spread awareness, education, guidance, encouragement, and hope.

Four Consecutive Monday Nights from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

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Letting Love In
Jul
15
to Jul 17

Letting Love In

  • St. Francis Retreat House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WEEKEND RECOVERY RETREAT

Acceptance is one of the keys to spiritual freedom and inner peace. We are told to accept ourselves, others, and situations in our lives, but oftentimes it is we who have to let go, open our arms, and allow ourselves to be accepted. God is love, but even His love must be accepted. Have we considered allowing God to accept us and love us exactly as we are? Do we have the courage to sit vulnerably open to receive His infinite love? If not, what is blocking us? This retreat will explore our deep desire and need to be accepted for who we are.  Join us as we let go of guilt and shame and vulnerably open our minds, hearts and arms to embrace God’s acceptance and let Him love us completely.

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The Spirituality of Addiction (NAADAC Webinar)
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Spirituality of Addiction (NAADAC Webinar)

  • NAADAC The Association for Addiction Professionals (map)
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Back in the 1930s psychologist Dr. Carl Jung corresponded with Alcoholic Anonymous’ founder Bill Wilson in an attempt to discover a cure for the disease of alcoholism.  Dr. Jung’s conclusion was (in basic terms) that alcoholic spirits were an attempt to fill the thirst for the spirit of God.  The remedy then, he concluded, was a spiritual one because a spiritual problem cannot be resolved with a material solution.  This presentation on The Spirituality of Addiction will explore and explain the necessity of including spirituality in the recovery process, the incorporeal craving that underlies all addictions, the spiritual states of consciousness that substances mimic, as well as some solutions and the ways to attain them.  In addition, the presentation will include clarifications on spirituality vs. religion, an examination of the concepts of faith (both secular and sacred), surrender, grace, God, atheism, agnosticism, theism, and more — all within the context of addiction in our postmodern society.

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We Thirst:  Lessons in Mercy©  (4-Week Series)
Feb
17
to Mar 9

We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (4-Week Series)

  • St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Addiction is a disease of the body, mind, and spirit that affects the afflicted, those who love them, and society at large. The lack of solid information exacerbates fear, induces shame, and produces an unwarranted stigma — all of which hinder the healing process.  An informational and formational series of four evenings of reflection or a weekend retreat, this program examines the four aspects of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual disease of addiction.  Each seminar focuses on one aspect and explores the problem and considers various solutions.  It is intended for those who are suffering from addiction, those who love them, those who minister to them, counselors, physicians, those in the criminal justice system, etc., and anyone with an empathetic heart who would like to receive and spread awareness, education, guidance, encouragement, and hope.

 

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Comfort the Sorrowful
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Comfort the Sorrowful

An evening of prayer and presentations on the Spiritual Work of Mercy:  Comforting the Sorrowful.  Nina explores the meaning of mercy and our obligation to perform these works.  What does comfort look like?  How do we give and receive it?  What does our faith teach us about the comfort of God and comforting others?   All this and more is presented with lecture, music, meditation, and prayer to enlighten the mind and awaken the soul. 

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