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Alma Q. Abuelouf, BSN, RN, FCN

(901) 373-1224

(901) 373-1269

5825 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134

Administrative Assistant

Isabella Bologna

(901) 373-1237

Has your marriage ended through death of a spouse, separation or divorce? Are you looking for a way to move through the hurt and find hope again?

Beginning Experience® may be for you.

A weekend away for a lifetime of change.

A weekend guided by trained facilitators who have walked in your shoes.

Spousal Loss Retreat.

  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

From heartache to hope for those who find themselves alone again.

What: Beginning Experience Weekend

The Beginning Experience weekend program helps grieving single-again persons emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning, and move into the future with renewed hope. The program helps deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for turning the pain of loss into an experience of positive growth. Founded by Sr. Josephine Stewart in 1973 and rooted in the Catholic tradition, the ministry’s open ecumenical spirit serves those of all faiths.


The Beginning Experience weekend is designed to be a time of closure on the past and renewed hope for the future. Those who come should be beyond the initial feelings of anger and despair which usually follow the loss of a loved one. They should be at the point of wanting a new beginning and ready to work to make that desire a reality. Once your registration form for the weekend is received, someone from Beginning Experience will contact you. BE Registration>>