Building a better Lakewood | Learn about our new Welcome Center
Honor those who are loved and missed at this partnered event with Lakewood Cemetery and Loyola Spirituality Center. Join Susanna Bertelsen and Linda Cherek, Spiritual Directors from Loyola Spirituality Center in St Paul, for a day of healing activities at Lakewood to honor your grief journey. The day will begin with an informational session and discussion about grief and loss, followed by time for walking and reflection across Lakewood’s beautifully landscaped grounds. As you take time to walk in nature, your guides will be nearby to offer hands-on activities and opportunities for you to explore your grief through any (or all) of the following creative or reflective outlets that speak to your heart:
- Quiet reflection: Recollecting the life of the one you loved who has died and what it has been like for you since their death.
Your Loyola guides will lead you through this day with care and support as you learn more about your own grief journey, ending the day with a group remembrance service. This is an opportunity to give yourself a day to disconnect from the outside world, quietly connect with nature, and take care of your grieving heart.
The hope is at the end of the day, you will take with you a deeper understanding of your own relationship with grief and loss, now and in the days ahead. After our time together, as you walk your journey of grief, you will do so with gentleness and care for your grieving heart and begin to notice the gifts, even in grief, that will enter your life.
About Loyola Spirituality Center
For over forty years, Loyola Spirituality Center has been focusing on a loving and compassionate spirituality found in all of life. Our staff of trained and experienced spiritual directors specialize in being companions with individuals seeking to notice and respond to the sacred moments and flow in their lives. Our staff also offer retreats and workshops on a variety of spiritual topics aimed at helping people grow and flourish in their relationships with the Divine.
The Lakewood Garden Mausoleum
This event will take place in the upper level reception space of our beautiful Garden Mausoleum. Signs will be posted directing you to the event location or click here for GPS navigation through Google Maps.