Mission Statement

From Grief To Grace is a Catholic apostolate that offers coaching, education, and spiritual support to those who suffer from various losses, based on the following spiritual works of mercy: to counsel the doubtful and to comfort the afflicted.

Based on the words of Pope Francis, From Grief To Grace serves to equip people to serve others with joy in the midst of suffering:

A Christian finds joy in mission: Go out to people of every nation!

A Christian experiences joy in following a command: Go forth and proclaim the good news!

A Christian finds every new joy in answering a call: Go forth and anoint!

Vision

From Grief To Grace will include several coaches who have been specifically trained to mentor those who have incurred acute or chronic grief. Ongoing resources will include e-courses, webinars, and downloads that individuals can access as aids in their grief recovery. Speaking events will serve the purpose of educating the public about the importance of societal shifts in understanding, accepting, and entering into our emotional pain, as well as addressing our difficult spiritual questions. Retreats, seminars and workshops will provide in-depth understanding of the social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of grief. This apostolate will minister to people across the globe through its eventual 501(c)3 status.

Core Values

  • Walking with people in their suffering helps others feel that they are not alone.
  • Human suffering cannot be alleviated without first addressing the gift of redemption and how suffering fits into the plan of redemption.
  • Healing begins with acceptance of living in the midst of mystery and uncertainty.
  • The fruits of entering into another person’s pain are peace and joy.
  • Once the fruits of healing are evident, a grieving person can begin to recognize and respond to his or her call to mission and purpose.

Assets of this Apostolate

  • Based on the spiritual principles in Jeannie Ewing’s book, From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph (Sophia Institute Press).
  • Individual coaching
  • Public speaking and radio appearances
  • Writing: Weekly blog and monthly newsletter that offer email subscribers encouragement and support through practical tips and tools for navigating their grief.
  • Social media presence
  • Other resources: Navigating Deep Waters, a meditation journal that acts as a guide for coaching or individual study. The journal equips a grieving person with structured visualization, chapter summaries, and reflection questions and prayers for deeper emotional and spiritual work.  Also Breathing Underwater by Eileen Benthal is a great resource for caregivers or anyone experiencing crisis.