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Thursday, October 6 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Spiritual Distress Webinar

Spiritual Distress:
What it is and what we can do about it

October 6, 2022 | Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. EDT (UTC -4)
with Dr. Christina Puchalski, MD


Register for the webinar here.

Spiritual Distress: What it is and what we can do about it

Over the last twenty years, there has been increased recognition of the importance of addressing spiritual health in clinical practice, especially addressing spiritual distress. This talk will review guidelines and models for addressing spiritual care in clinical care.

This 90-minute webinar will consist of a presentation and an opportunity to engage with the presenter about your thoughts. You will be invited to offer your questions and comments by text to a moderator who will then bring them into conversation with the presenter. A recording will be available after the live presentation for all registered participants.

Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, OCDS, FACP, FAAHPM, is a pioneer and international leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in clinical settings and medical education. Dr. Puchalski is the founder and Director of the George Washington University’s Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and a Professor of Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, DC, United States. Dr. Puchalski is board certified in palliative care and internal medicine, directs an interdisciplinary outpatient supportive and palliative clinic and is a Medical Hospice Director in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, October 12 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Wisdom from the Mystics Retreat

October 12-16, 2022

The retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
and concludes at noon Sunday.

  • Morning sessions: 10:30 a.m. – noon
    (Wednesday through Sunday)
  • Afternoon sessions: 2-3:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday through Saturday)
    Lunch is included Wednesday through Saturday

Karl Rahner, SJ, one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century, claimed that “the Christian of the future will either be a mystic or will cease to be anything at all.” What is mysticism and how does one become a mystic? In this retreat, we will look to the lives and writings of some of the great mystics in our tradition to see what wisdom they might offer us on our faith journey into the future. These include, among others, Teresa of Ávila, Thérèse of Lisieux, Francis of Assisi, Francis de Sales and Karl Rahner.

Kathie Budesky, IHM, the director of Visitation IHM Spirituality Center, has many years of experience in secondary education, both in the religious studies classroom and the principal’s office. She was a staff associate in the Ignatian Program in Spiritual Direction and Retreat Ministry at Guelph, Ontario.

Francis J. Daly, SJ, is on the staff of Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was master of novices for the Detroit and Chicago Provinces of the Society of Jesus and Tertian Director for Jesuits from four continents.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 26, 2022
Registration Fee: $300
A deposit of $50 is due at registration. Please indicate your dietary needs at the time of registration.
Register: Click here to register and pay online. You may also contact us at or 734-240-5494.