The Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans is returning to the Franciscan Renewal Center on October 6-8, 2017. The workshop is designed for veterans and is free of charge for them, including all meals and two nights lodging. It begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday, October 6 and ends at 2pm on Sunday, October 8. The workshop has been conducted 12 times for over 170 men and women veterans in Arizona. Veterans who have attended say that it was a major step in their healing from the emotional and spiritual wounds of their combat experiences. Transportation will be provided to veterans who need it. Funding for this workshop is provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation in honor of Father Ray Bucher, OFM
The Healing of Memories Workshop was created by Father Michael Lapsley, who will be leading the workshop. He is an Anglican missionary priest, who in 1990 suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him in Zimbabwe by a supporter of the pro-apartheid government in South Africa. After a long recovery from the bombing, Father Lapsley decided to dedicate his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances.
The Franciscan Renewal Center is located at 5802 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley, AZ. Veterans of any era may find out more information or register free for the workshop by contacting the workshop program manager, Mike Wold, a Navy Vietnam veteran, at 651-687-9767 or email: email@example.com. Space is limited to the first 20 veterans who register.
Healing of Memories for Veterans Program Manager
PO Box 1463
Carefree, AZ 85377
firstname.lastname@example.org; 651-687-9767 (cell)