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"Even in our brokenness, God's love for us defines an unwavering beauty."

Rachel's Hope & Healing Ministry

Provided by the Diocese of San Bernardino

You Are Not Alone

Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats are a beautiful opportunity for any woman or man who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. It is therapy for the soul and an opportunity to release and reconcile painful emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Peace is found, Lives are restored.

What We Do

Rachel Hope and Healing provides assistance to women and men hurt by abortion, by providing safe, confidential and compassionate outreach. If you or someone you love is hurting from an abortion, please contact our Diocesan Office, Respect Life and Pastoral Care: (909) 475-5353

Resources:

Spiritual Healing Retreats: A pilgrimage to healing

Phone Counseling: These are private lines

Priest Referral: Help your soul find a voice

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Healing One Weekend at a Time

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Retreat Dates:

English

February 28-March 1, 2020

September 11-13, 2020

Spanish

November 1-3, 2019

May 29-31, 2020

October 23-25, 2020

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A Message For Priests

I asked a priest what I should share in 2 minutes to speak to priests. He replied, “See what the Lord wants you to say. In prayer He will guide you.” So, I asked Our Lord in adoration the next day, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and this is what I heard within my heart…..
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Rachel's Vineyard Retreatant

The Gospel of Life

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... But do not give into discouragement and do not lose hope. Try, rather to understand what happened and face it honestly...
Gospel of Life, Paragraph 99

Testimonies

This video is provided by Silent Voices, an international Pro-Life organization regarding the real pain of post abortion syndrome.

This video illustrates a man’s pain and regret in prompting or agreeing with their partner’s decision of having an abortion. This testimony is given by Friar Augustine at a ‘Silent No More’ rally in Connecticut. 

This video is a lyric video on Kenny Rogers’ song, Water and Bridges that illustrates the pain that men feel about a past abortion.