February 26, 2010

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats are scheduled in March and July

Women and men affected by abortion are invited to participate in a confidential Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat on March 19-21 sponsored by the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry.

The weekend retreat at an undisclosed location “addresses the deep spiritual wounds of abortion,” said Servants of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo, director of the pro-life office.

Rachel’s Vineyard programming is presented by a priest, therapists and other trained facilitators.

“Participants experience their sadness and grief in the company of others who share their pain,” Sister Diane said. “The retreat focuses on God’s unconditional love and forgiveness in a confidential atmosphere. Memories of abandonment, pain and confusion are replaced by feelings of reconciliation and peace.”

The abortion reconciliation retreat will be presented again on July 16-18.

(To learn more about the archdiocesan Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Project Rachel, Rachel’s Companions, Rachel’s Network and Rachel’s Counselors, call Sister Diane Carollo at 317-236-1521 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1521, or Bernadette Roy at 317-831-2892. All calls are confidential.)

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