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The Way for Women Retreat

September 22, 2023 - September 24, 2023

The Archdiocese of Atlanta Victim Assistance Program has scheduled a 3-day retreat for adult female survivors of abuse.

Have you experienced or are you experiencing dread, confusion, deep hurt, betrayal or anger when you think of the abuse you have suffered? Or maybe you are feeling nothing at all. You have every right to these feelings…they are natural reactions to the trauma you have survived.

You may be asking yourself:

  • What do I do with all of this?
  • How will confronting my abuse experience affect my life?
  • How will I ever recover my trust in people, God, my Church again?
  • Does it really matter?
  • Do I matter?

The Way is the path to take to find answers to these and many other questions for which your heart, mind, body, and soul have been searching. This is where your healing journey begins. These three days of guided meditations and prayer crafted around the Stations of the Cross will show you the steps Christ took to overcome dread, confusion, deep hurt, betrayal and anger not only for his experience of abuse – which culminated in his death on the cross and new life in the Resurrection – but for your abuse as well. You can choose to walk The Way with him, learn his ways, transform your pain and suffering into a new life, the life God has always wanted for you but that the sins of another has disfigured in countless ways.

Registration deadline is September 14, 2023.

The Retreat Leader is Sue Stubbs MS, NCC. Sue has a Masters in Community Counseling from Georgia State University (1993); she is a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 14 years treating survivors of abuse – sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual. She is currently Director of the Victim Assistance Program in the Office of Child and Youth Protection for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Your retreat team consists of professional counselors in private practice in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The team is experienced working with survivors of abuse and well-formed and grounded in the Truth of the Catholic faith.

For more information: visit the Archdiocese website page below or contact Sue Stubbs at 404-920-7554 or sstubbs@archatl.com to request an application.

Details

Start:
September 22, 2023
End:
September 24, 2023
Website:
https://archatl.com/ministries-services/victim-assistance/healing-opportunities/the-way-for-women/

Venue

Carmel Retreat Center
415 Old Collins Rd
Hoschton, GA 30548
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