Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats
These weekend retreats are available for any woman or man who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. Many women and men fail to allow themselves to process their experience of abortion which can lead to other life difficulties. A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is a chance to get away from all the daily pressures of work and family and focus on this experience through a supportive process in an emotionally safe environment. The time away provides an opportunity to deeply enter the grieving process and identify all the ways the abortion may have affected the person. This pain and suffering is then transformed through a spiritual process utilizing exercises, meditations, a Memorial Service, and Mass of Entrustment. Participation is totally confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion.
Both women and men have participated in past retreats and have ranged in age from teens to mid-eighties. 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 very intense and emotional but yields a fruitful harvest for all who have attended.