Beginning Experience of Rochester & SE Minnesota
A weekend away for a lifetime of change

The loss of a loved one through separation, divorce or death is one of life’s most traumatic experiences.

Beginning Experience is an international program that helps facilitate the grief resolution process for those who have suffered such a loss and frees them to again love themselves, others and God. This is accomplished by offering time-tested and copyrighted grief resolution programs presented by trained peers. Founded by a Catholic nun and rooted in the Christian tradition, the ministry’s open, ecumenical spirit serves those of all faiths. Beginning Experience of Rochester & SE Minnesota is just one of many teams serving communities across the United States.

For a 10 session Coping Class in early August through October and for a weekend in October, the Rochester & SE Minnesota Beginning Experience program is presented by a team of people who have suffered the loss of a loved one and are willing to share their own experience to help others.

Team members lead participants through a program of presentations, private reflection, and small group sharing. A sense of community develops in an atmosphere of care and support that is the hallmark of each Beginning Experience weekend.

If you are divorced, widowed or separated and are still suffering from that loss, take a few minutes to explore this site and discover what this program can do for you. If you live outside of the SE Minnesota area, check our Links page to determine where there is a Beginning Experience group near you.

Beginning Experience (BE) is a peer ministry program that provides a coping class and a weekend program for divorced, widowed or separated adults. BE is a program designed to facilitate the grief resolution process for adults thereby enabling them to again love themselves, others, and God. Those who attend the weekend should be beyond the initial feelings of anger and despair. To receive an application or for more information, call 507-261-8248 or via email at beminnesota@gmail.com

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