I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. - Gospel of Life, #99
The following ministries are available for those who seek emotional and spiritual healing from an abortion experience.
A ministry of healing and reconciliation comprising one-on-one sessions with a priest who will welcome and counsel in a prayerful atmosphere of respect and sensitivity.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats
A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat is an opportunity for any man, woman, couple, grandparent or sibling who struggles with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. This weekend retreat provides participants an opportunity to enter the grieving process, identify the effects of the abortion and release deep feelings of anger, shame, and guilt that frequently accompany an abortion experience. This unique retreat process is specifically designed to help individuals experience the gentleness, mercy and compassion of Jesus as they walk the journey from pain to forgiveness. Participants spiritually re-connect with the children who have been aborted and provide them honor and dignity through many special exercises and a memorial service. Those who journey through their grief allow God to transform their experience into one that brings hope, liberation and peace. Learn more.
Lumina: A Morning of Prayerful Remembrance & Intercession
Lumina is a prayer service for those touched by abortion. Women, men, families, health care providers and all who have been directly or indirectly affected by abortion are invited to gather to pray to seek healing and forgiveness. All are invited to join us in praye…anyone who has experienced a loss of a child…we also need prayer supporters…come and pray with those who have been touched by an abortion. (Note: this program is adapted from a program developed by the Sisters of Life/Theresa Bonapartis)
Healing the Wounded Heart
A weekly support group that deals with the emotional and spiritual conflicts associated with an abortion.
Individual Post-Abortion Counseling
With our on-staff licensed social worker.
All requests are strictly confidential!
For more information or to register please use the contact information below.