Offering hope, healing and companionship to the bereaved
The Sacred Journey
Sacred Journey is the centerpiece mutual support program of The Grief Project. The program features Widowed Gatherings and an annual Weekend Retreat; utimately The Grief Project will sponsor Sacred Journey Bereavement Support Groups and Family Camps. We welcome everyone that has experienced the loss of a spouse, significant other or life partner - no matter how long ago or how short a time since your loss - we are here for you. We are all widowed and we have all taken the journey of loss and transformation. Join us to relax, renew, learn, connect with other widowed and be pampered - body and soul.
Sacred Journey Gatherings are opportunities for retreat participants and other widowed people to come together to build community together and network, enjoy social support, education, and experience a variety of learning sessions.
Gatherings are typically held in the Twin Cities on Saturdays and include time for socializing, enjoying delicious food, listening to a speaker, participating in an art project, and sharpening skills around such topics as healthy self-care, financial management, home repairs, supporting children on their own grief journey, and other topics and activities identified by Sacred Journey members.
Sacred Journey Gatherings are offered free of charge to all participants. We look forward to welcoming you.
"The weekend of coming together has been the most incredible satisfying experience. It has surpassed all my expectations and is exactly what I’ve been searching for. I lost my husband less than a year ago and have struggled to find a gathering of widowed people. I feel I’ve made some forever friends traveling this same journey." Mary
"Every part of this retreat was just so lovely – people connected very quickly & the atmosphere felt safe from the beginning. Thank you – you have helped us all move forward a few more steps & not feel too alone." Vanessa
"As the time came closer to attend the retreat I felt more conflicted in whether or not I wanted to attend. It has only been 4 months since my husband’s death and I was afraid I’d make a fool of myself in front of others. Sometimes the tears start and I think they will never end. I walked into the room and was greeted immediately by Joan with beautiful music playing in the background. I knew immediately that this was exactly where I was meant to be. The weekend brought me a sense of peace, I felt “secure” and it was due to the fact that I was coming among people “who got it”." Susan