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Healing workshop for veterans returns May 16

Staff Report ~ 5/7/2014

A world renowned Anglican priest is coming to the Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley May 16-18 to conduct a residential “Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans.”
The program was created by the Rev. Michael Lapsley, 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. After a long recovery from the bombing, 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.
Veterans of any era may find out more about the workshop or register for the event by contacting the workshop program manager, Mike Wold, at 651-687-9767 or Space is limited to the first 24 veterans who register.
The free workshop is open only to veterans. All meals and two nights of lodging is included. Transportation will be provided to veterans who need it. The event begins with dinner at 6 p.m. on May 16 and ends at 2 p.m. on May 18.
“Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans” has been conducted eight times for over 120 veterans in Minnesota and Arizona.
Partial funding has been provided by a grant from the Arizona Department of Veteran Services.
Donations in support of the workshop program may be made in two ways.
Make checks payable to “The Franciscan Renewal Center” with “Healing of Memories” written in the memo line and send to: The Franciscan Renewal Center, Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.
Donations via credit card may be placed by calling Amy at the Franciscan Renewal Center at 480-948-7460 x132.