Bloggers Note: This was posted in the bulletin of one of our local churches this past Sunday for a retreat scheduled at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA from October 7 - 9, 2016.
I've included a link to Rachel's Vineyard website for those who may wish to take advantage of their retreat services, in the USA and around the world.
Rachel's Vineyard is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with emotional and spiritual pain of past abortion(s). The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God.
There are many exercises to help you grieve your loss and an opportunity to understand and release deep feelingc of anger, shame, guilt, and grief that frequently accompanies an abortion experience. This process is extremely helpful for those struggle with forgiving themselves or others.
The weekend will help you soul find a voice, and transform the pain of the past into hope. Rachel's Vineyard is a 'therapy for the soul' which combines a unique and creative process for the psychological and spiritual healing.
Please use this link to find a retreat in your area.
Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. Rachel’s Vineyard is a ministry of Priests for Life
The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma.
Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there. To learn more, please read about our weekend retreats. Also, please see comments from people who have attended the weekends, as well as our explanation of the name "Rachel's Vineyard." For more information, please use this link.