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Beginning Experience

helps grieving single - again persons emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning.

The loss of a marital relationship

through separation, divorce or death is one of life's most traumatic experiences.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Beginning Experience

Help for the heartache of finding yourself alone again.

Find Hope

Through Beginning Experience programs move into the future with renewed hope.

About Us

History of Beginning Experience

In 1973, Sister Josephine Stewart, a family counselor at the Catholic Renewal Center in…

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Beginning Experience Weekend …

is for adults grieving the loss of a marital relationship through death, divorce or separation,…

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Coping with Life Alone

Beginning Experience Coping with Life Alone …

focuses on such topics as the grief process, changes in family and…

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2021 Calendar

2021 Calendar of Events

You can choose to attend the Beginning Experience weekend only, or in addition to Coping…

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Latest Blog

Let Music Soothe Your Soul

Music to Soothe a Broken Heart
March 10, 2017 | No Comments

Music is often overlooked as a therapeutic intervention: singing, listening, and creating music of any kind will provide an immediate biological and psychological benefit…

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From Darkness to New Life

Wounded Healers Share How Beginning Experience Helped
March 11, 2016 | No Comments


Wounded Healers share how Beginning Experience of Greater Kansas City, Inc. helped them through the nearly unbearable feelings of loss, loneliness and grief. The…

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Sister Josephine Stewart

Sister Josephine’s Prayer for Beginning Experience
June 9, 2015 | No Comments

We thank you and praise you, God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the gift of Beginning Experience entrusted to its founders Sister Josephine…

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Five Stages of Grief

Five Stages of Grief
June 7, 2015 | No Comments

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, proposed the now famous Five Stages of Grief as a…

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Beginning Experience

Our Favorite Poem and Links
June 2, 2015 | No Comments

The Merton Prayer

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot…

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