A free two-day retreat for veterans and emergency responders who suffer from the pain and stress of traumatic experiences will be offered Jan. 15-16 at the Community of the Cross Chapel, 7 Madison Ave.

The sessions will run each day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also will include meals at no charge. Through talks, prayer and spiritual healing the retreat brings Christ’s healing grace into the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual pain of trauma.

The retreat will be led by the Rev. Nigel Mumford, who has offered similar programs and retreats for combat veterans at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y., and for emergency responders in various parts of the country. He also has ministered to those affected directly or indirectly by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The retreat also will provide time for participants to engage in personal reflection and sharing their experiences.

Staff from the Christian Counseling Center of Greater Danbury will facilitate the retreat. For further information and to register, call the center at 203-775-3282.

The Community of the Cross Chapel at 7 Madison Ave., Danbury, is just off North Street, near Exit 6 westbound off Interstate 84 and about half a mile from Exit 5 eastbound.