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Bounce Back

Learning how to bounce back in today’s world offers Christians a strategy for success when trials arrive.

As part of my prayer time, I listen to Father Al Lauer’s “Daily Bread” radio broadcast.  I also read the “One Bread, One Body” booklet reflection on the daily Eucharistic readings for the Mass. Father Al, founder of Presentation Ministries, a lay apostolate under the Archbishop in Cincinnati, and a personal friend, died in 2002 of cancer. While I miss him very much, he wrote and taught prolifically. He produced hundreds of pamphlets, videos and audios.  His materials offer rich and challenging insights. Teaching in union with the Magesterium of the Church, Father Al unpacks the complex in simple language.

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GriefShare facilitator a witness to hope and healing

GriefShare facilitator Jim Buzzelli stands in the narthex of his home parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Carmel. He found healing and hope through the bereavement program after the death of his wife, Marcy. (Photo by Brigid Curtis Ayer)

GriefShare facilitator Jim Buzzelli stands in the narthex of his home parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Carmel. He found healing and hope through the bereavement program after the death of his wife, Marcy. (Photo by Brigid Curtis Ayer)

By Brigid Curtis Ayer (For The Catholic Moment)

Everyone’s Grief is Different

CARMEL — “Everyone’s grief is different,” says Jim Buzzelli, GriefShare team facilitator at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. His involvement with bereavement groups stemmed with the death of his wife, Marcy, in February 2011.

Their 44-year marriage ended in an instant when she had a heart attack. Buzzelli said he was “a walking zombie” for six months.

“The shock was so great,” he said. “I was completely lost.

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