The Outreach for Veterans and Military Families at the Franciscan Renewal Center, a Military/Veteran Resource Network partner organization, is sponsoring a residential Healing of Memories Workshop for the Spouses and Significant Others of Veterans on October 16-18, 2015. The workshop is free of charge, including all meals and two nights lodging. It begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday, October 16 and ends at 2pm on Sunday, October 18. The workshop has been conducted five times for veterans in Arizona and now is being brought to their spouses and significant others in need of healing. People who have attended say that it was a major step in their healing from the psychological and spiritual wounds. Transportation will be provided to participants who need it. Funding for this workshop is provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation in honor of Father Ray Bucher, OFM.
The Healing of Memories Workshop was created by Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican missionary priest, who in 1990 suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him in Zimbabwe by a supporter of the pro-apartheid government in South Africa. After a long recovery from the bombing, Father Lapsley decided to dedicate his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances.
Any spouse or significant other of a veteran who is interested in the workshop may find out more information or register free for the workshop by contacting the workshop program manager, Mike Wold, a Navy Vietnam veteran, at 651-687-9767 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to the first 24 registrants.
Download an information sheet.