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Consolation of Christ Bereavement Ministry

Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. - Henri Nouwen

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Loss Naturally Causes Feelings of Grief

The experience of grief is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it is a healthy and appropriate response to loss. Allowing grief to be present with you for a while enables you to gradually free yourself from its hold on your life. Recognizing the appropriateness and value of grief is the initial step in accepting the reality of a loss.

Although every experience of grief is inherently unique, there tend to be more commonalities than differences in the grief process. Educating yourself and talking with a bereavement professional or with a grief counselor may help to normalize your experiences, determine where you are in your own process, and anticipate what is to come.

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Pray for peace through the powerful intercession of Jesus, Mary, St. Michael and St. Francis.