Project Rachel

The Rachel Ministries, Project Rachel and Rachel's Vineyard, are Catholic and interdenominational  post abortion healing ministries. These confidential ministries are for all women and men, parents and grandparents, and relatives who are seeking healing after an abortion. The focus of this ministry is to help heal the multi-layer of wounds inflicted by abortion.

Through these programs individuals that are suffering from the emotional, psychological and/ or spiritual difficulties following abortion can experience God's love, mercy and healing.  Each program uses a combination of activities that include scripture meditations, spiritual exercises and sharing.  Several exercises are designed to treat the complicated grief that often follows an abortion. The program  also provides the opportunity to interact with professional counselors and have group support from those who have already gone through the program.

There is hope after abortion.

Project Rachel, the Catholic Church's ministry to those who have been involved in abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.

It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.

Pope John Paul II addressed women who have had an abortion with tender compassion and a profound understanding of their needs: 


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RACHEL'S VINEYARD is a retreat program which helps those suffering after abortion. This retreat is a beautiful opportunity for anyone struggling with the emotional, spiritual or psychological pain that frequently follows the event. The Rachel's Vineyard Retreat program is done in a confidential group setting over a weekend beginning Friday evening and concluding on Sunday afternoon. Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States.
Through this program you have an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. 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. You to can come and experience the mercy and compassion of God and be restored.

If you are looking for help or information about the upcoming Rachel's Vineyard contact:

Retreat Location: Augusta Area
Stephanie May, call 912-306- 0406 or email   2019 Weekends:  March 22-24, 2019
                                                                                                                                                      September 6-8, 2019

Retreat Location: Columbus Area
Sister Patricia Thompson, 706-569-0614,  2019 Weekend:  November, 2019.  

All calls and e=mails are strictly confidential. 

"The Valley of suffering shall become for you a door of Hope" [Hosea 2:15]


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