Join us for an unforgettable weekend gathering of widowed men and women from across the Upper Midwest. This weekend is for anyone who has lost a spouse, significant other or life partner.
We embrace those who grieve their loss – married, unmarried, engaged, LGBT couples, and we welcome men and women of all ages. It doesn’t matter how long or how short a time its been since your loss, you will find help, hope, comfort and support at the Sacred Journey Retreat.
The Retreat is being held at the beautiful Riverwood Inn and Conference Center just 25 minutes north of Minneapolis. There you can walk, swim, relax in the hot tub, sit on the patio and catch some sun or just nap in your comfy room.
This is a hope-filled weekend, planned by widows who get the journey. We invite you to join us as we walk this widowed road together.
The cost of the retreat is $249 for a double room and $295 for a single. The tuition covers everything for the weekend – lodging, meals, snacks, workshops, materials, gifts, and surprises. For more information about the retreat and/or to register, click below.
*A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please click here to request a scholarship.
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.
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