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The Spirituality of Presence: A Franciscan Approach to Caregiving

June 10, 2016 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Pastoral Care / Mission Integration Department of the Village at Victory Lakes invites you to attend

“The Spirituality of Presence: A Franciscan Approach to Caregiving”
presenter: Prof. Darleen Pryds, Ph.D., Franciscan School of Theology Oceanside, CA

Lunch and refreshments provided throughout the morning.

Darleen Pryds, Ph.D. is a historian and volunteer hospice caregiver who researches and practices Franciscan models of caregiving especially with the dying. Trained as a hospice caregiver, she hasspent hundreds of hours by the bedside of the dying. In her spare time, she likes to take hikes with her husband, Scott, and their dog, Gioco.

9:00 am    Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:30 am   Session One: The Franciscan Spirituality of Presence
10:30-10:40 am   Break
10:45-12:00 am   Session Two: Loosening Attachments and Understanding Loss
12:00-12:30 pm   Lunch Participants are invited and encouraged to experience silent eating meditation
12:30-1:30 pm   Session Three: Empathy and Caregiving
1:30 pm    Closing

This workshop is free and open to all: including family and professional caregivers, Deacons, Chaplains, Nurses, CNAs, Pastoral Care Directors.


June 10, 2016
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Village at Victory Lakes
1075 Victory Drive
Lindenhurst, IL 60046 United States
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