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GATHERING CIRCLE FOR MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Our Gathering Circle offers support for mothers of children with special needs and has been meeting for seven years. Mothers from greater Boston and beyond meet once a month to share their experiences, listen compassionately, and share resources with one another. Kay Pranis, author of Peacemaking Circles, underscores the value of Circles for participants, “Circles are places for being heard—for expressing what’s on our minds and hearts and having others receive it deeply. Telling our stories in the safe space of Circles opens windows on each other’s lives, giving us moments when we can witness the path another has walked as well as feel that others appreciate our own path.” One participant describes it this way, “The Circle is a refuge from my busy world, my busy life. To sit and be with peers whose experiences are similar is comforting.”
The series takes place on Thursday mornings, from 10:00-11:30 a.m.,
in the Penthouse at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA.
Our Mothers’ Circle generally meets on the third Monday of the month,
however there are some exceptions due to holidays.
Dates for 2019-2020 include: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16,
January 13, 2020, February 10, March 16, April 13, May 18 and June 15th.
There is no cost for this series, though good will donations are always welcome.
To register, please contact
Mary Rita Weschler, CSJA at the Women’s Table 617-746-2056 or
Linda Boothroyd, CSJA, 617-746-1603,
or email: email@example.com.