A Catholic Retreat offering a safe place to seek peace and comfort led by Dcn. Henry de Mena, a grief counselor with over 20 years experience. $20 registration fee includes lunch and materials. Register online here.

For more information, contact Christy Brown in the Office of Family Life: or 803.554.6088.

Holiday Grief Resources

“Surviving” the Holidays: A Time of Great Stress
Bereavement Seminar, Diocese of Charleston

Deacon Henry de Mena, MA

Books on Grief

  • Daily Comfort While Grieving by Allen F. Wright
  • How to Comfort the Grieving: A Dozen Ways to Say I Care by Parchin Victor
  • After Suicide There’s Still Hope for Them & You by Fr. Chris Alar and Fr. Jason Lewis, MIC
  • Grieving With the Help of Your Catholic Faith by Duquin Lorene Hanley
  • Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies by Laz Medard
  • After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope by Karen Edmisten
  • Gathering of Angels: Seeking Healing After an Infant’s Death by Leland Vicki
  • Gratitude in Grief by Kelly Buckley
  • Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion by Theresa Burke, PHD with David C. Reardon
  • Redeeming A Father’s Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss by Kevin Burke, LSW
  • Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies by Richard Gilbert

General Grief Resources

Miscarriage Grief Resources

Behold Your Child

Behold Your Child is a ministry developed by the Archdiocese of Dubuque to help provide hope and healing for parents and families who have experienced a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death (whether recently or years ago).

Red Bird Ministries

Red Bird Ministries serves ordinary families who have been given an extraordinary cross to carry through an organization that systematically guides individuals through the complexity and trauma that happens with the loss of a child from pregnancy through childhood.

Post-Abortion Grief Resources

Diocese of Charleston: Post Abortion Healing Retreats

For those who suffered directly or indirectly from an abortion. We have one-on-one accompaniment, weekend retreats, and one-day retreats. The weekend retreats are offered in English and Spanish. There are 4 to 5 retreats offered in the Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia areas. For more information, email or call Christy Brown at 803.554.6088

Videos on Grief