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Journey to the center of your heart

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

Imagine taking a few days away to disconnect from everyday stressors and immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world. Consider how it might feel to meander slowly on a wooded path, remembering what it’s like to breathe again, all the while connecting to your heart, your lost son or daughter, and your God - in uniquely personal and profound ways.

Enter the world of a weekend retreat, where your “yes” becomes a conduit for the mystery of God’s presence and paves the way for your grief to encounter grace.

I am not painting an unrealistic picture. Big things happen on little retreats. Things that simply can’t happen in everyday life. I know this to be true. And for those of you who have attended a weekend retreat at some point in your life, you know this too. You know that sweet surprises, little “God-incidences,” seem to appear around every corner. Things you could never have imagined. The rhythm of time changes and slows to a gentle pace. From the moment your feet touch the retreat grounds, you know you’re “supposed to be here.”

Whether you have or you haven’t (yet) attended a weekend retreat, I cordially invite you to come away for a while and experience real rest. Experience Soul Rest.

A Mother’s Love & Loss - finding peace after the death of a son or daughter is a 4-day, 3-night retreat developed by Sacred Sorrows and offered on the beautiful grounds of the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, CA, from April 20-23, 2023. The rooms are private, the views are lovely, and the food is delicious. But that’s not all.

The retreat, as a matter of fact, is excellent. You won’t be disappointed. Trust me - I know what I’m talking about when it comes to this. You WILL find nurturing, comfort, and peace. Grace will infuse softness into your rough edges, calm into your weariness, and fullness of life into your sorrow. (All this and you’ll have plenty of time for naps too!)

Think of it as a pilgrimage home - to your heart.

To the very heart of the matter.

Please join us.

If you’re a supportive friend or family member of a grieving mother, please consider encouraging her to attend this gentle and healing retreat. If you'd like to financially sponsor a participant, please email

If you have your own story of how a retreat has affected your life, please feel free to comment below. Thanks in advance for helping make Sacred Sorrows a healing place.

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