Sanctuary of Healing

Finding Faith In The Face of Tragedy


Catherine Violet Hubbard loved animals, and so her parents are developing an animal sanctuary in her memory.

Jennifer Hubbard, who lost her six-year old daughter Catherine in the Sandy Hook School shooting, is coming to Malvern Retreat House this month to give an inspirational presentation on how her faith has helped her overcome tragedy. Jennifer has shared her uplifting speech on numerous occasions, including a presentation at the National Catholic Educational Association conference. She also is a monthly contributor to the publication Magnificat.  Jennifer says Catherine’s memory reminds her to see God in the smallest of things.

“People get so busy we forget that in the beauty of the sunrise and sunset we can see God’s grace in our lives,” Hubbard says.

Jennifer’s presentations during both a day and an evening of reflection on Tuesday, March 28 will focus on the theme of God as the Divine Physician. She says her journey has helped her “lean into God” and  follow him in the midst of good times and bad times.

“We’ve learned to trust in God’s plan, and we’re much more attune to stepping back and asking him, ‘Is this what You want?'” Jennifer said.

Jennifer will give her daytime presentation during a 9am-1:30pm day of reflection that will include continental breakfast and lunch. The evening of reflection will be held 6pm-9pm and will include dinner. Click here to register or call 610-644-0400 for more information.

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