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Day of Reflection with Gary Behrman $50.00 USD  

  • Day of Reflection with Gary Behrman
     September 23, 2024
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Shared Journey of Loss and Grieving:

How Does Our Faith Inform, Influence, and Inspire Us?

Retreat Day with Gary Behrman

September 23, 2024

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $50 (lunch included)

Shrine Visitors Center


During this one-day retreat we will identify our many losses as we age and how we grieve these losses in healthy and unhealthy ways. Whether the loss of a job, family member, or our health, our faith can be strengthened, our hope inspired, and love achieved. We will share how we transform our wounds into wisdom by understanding, acceptance, and forgiveness.

We will discuss what we are called to let go of to grieve in grace-filled ways. Sometimes our grief is not recognized or honored by others. This is called disenfranchised grief. How do we honor our grief and give ourselves the time and space to grieve in a lifegiving way?

Our sessions will be inspired by the psalms and Gospels on how to grieve in healthy ways that inform, influence, and inspire our lives.

Gary U. Behrman, PhD, MSW, M.Div., LCSW served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Saint Louis University Graduate School and taught for 30 years in the Schools of Social Work, Allied Health, and Medicine. Dr. Behrman is recognized for his expertise as clinician, educator, and consultant, and currently has a counseling practice in St. Louis area. His research and publications are in trauma recovery and the role of spirituality and faith in the aging process.

To reserve, please contact Gina Richards or Amanda Shore:

618-397-0584 or