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Hope…It’s Possible! Brown Bag Lunch Retreat

Mar 2 2020 12:00PM to 1:00 PM

St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center
100 Arch St.
Boston MA,

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Susan Lott

Finding Hope as Grieving Parents… It’s Possible!

Monday, March 1, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
St. Anthony Shrine
100 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110

Can the way you wait for a bus or have an argument actually be a work of art? Jamis Lott, a beautiful and very creative young man from Townshend, Vermont thought so.  An accomplished artist, Jamis loved life and worked hard to make art accessible to all.  He was a very funny guy with a wry sense of humor who loved traveling, puppeteering, and winter backpacking.  He was a mindful soul, humble and genuine in his care for others, with a laminated copy of the Prayer of St. Francis at his bedside.

Sadly, on November 18, 2014, all of that ended when Jamis was brutally murdered.  Early in the evening, he stopped by the doctor’s office where his mom worked just to say hello.  Then he decided to go to his Dad’s home to do laundry and make sure his Dad was ok.  He was getting ready to walk Ellie, their beloved border collie, when his Dad’s intoxicated former fiancé, furious over their recent broken engagement, came downstairs and shot both of them to death.

Left behind was his devastated mother, Susan, who had to face not only the loss of her ex-husband, but also the horrific and senseless death of her precious, middle-born son.  For years, she was shattered and paralyzed with grief. Life would never be the same.

Slowly, over time, through her faith and prayer and trust, she found truth in the statement that “It’s not the fact that there is no joy in life.  It is because there is no hope.” Today she is ready to share how she was able to find true and certain hope, how she was able to find her way back.  She is still a grieving parent, but no longer is she completely overshadowed by darkness.

On Monday, March 2, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Susan Lott will talk about her spiritual journey at St. Anthony Shrine’s Emmaus Ministry 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Retreat.  Bring a lunch and the Shrine will provide beverages.  There is no cost, but free-will offerings will be gratefully accepted.

All are welcome.  Join us!
No registration required.