Rev. Carin Bonifacino.
Even as funerals and memorial services are being postponed during this time of distancing, it is important that these rituals should not be postponed for forever. Rituals work on our psyche, on our hearts, and on our minds in both subtle and not so subtle ways. Among other things, they give space for our grief, they reaffirm familial and community ties, and they give us ways to remember, reconnect, and honor the person whom we have lost. Carin will also speak about other cultures and their views of funeral rituals, and how they tie back to the U.S.
Carin is an ordained Interfaith Minister and graduated from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2019. She is also a 2017 graduate of the Open Center’s “Art of Dying” program. Carin has been trained as an End of Life Doula by the International End of Life Doula Association and as a Death Midwife by Earth Traditions and Sacred Crossings. Reverend Bonifacino offers highly personal planning, support, guidance, and ceremonies for the many stages of death and dying. She lives in Chester County with her two teenage children.