HUGS Retreat



September 15 – 17, 2017

Retreat runs Friday evening 7:00 pm through Sunday morning 11:00 am

Interdenominational Retreat at the Franciscan Retreat & Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, MN.  Retreat will focus on five different types of grief:

Pregnancy & Infant Loss (Diana Kelley from Infants Remembered In Silence (IRIS) will be facilitating )

Loss of Child

Loss of Spouse

Loss through Suicide

Loss of Sibling/Parent

Breakout sessions with facilitators that have experienced similar losses.

Keynote Speaker:  Lou Cooney Erickson, Chaplain BCC – St. Louis Park, MN. 

“Grief as Companion: Can we be friends?”

In her 19 years of Chaplaincy, Lou has walked with many patients, families, and staff who have experienced loss in a variety of ways.  Lou’s journey of loss includes her husband’s death at the age of 27 and also her son, a respected Deputy Sheriff and devoted father of two children, who committed suicide in 2009. 

For more information or to register for retreat contact:

Marlene Hunt (507) 381-1177


Facebook:  Hope United Grief Group