Project Defending Life
October 14th - 16th, Location not disclosed
Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats offer a beautiful opportunity for healing to any woman or man who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. The retreat is a chance to get away from the daily pressures of work and family, to focus on a painful time in life, and to begin healing through a supportive and non-judgmental process. Spiritual exercises focus on God's forgiveness, compassion, and mercy are shared through psychological exercises which help participants work through repressed grief and anger that may exist. Many preconceived fears of condemnation are transformed into blessings; memories of abandonment, pain, and confusion are replaced by peace and reconciliation.
Rachel's Vineyard retreat, written by Theresa Karminski Burke, PhD with Barbara Cullen, focuses on God's love and forgiveness in a nonjudgmental environment. Based in Catholicism, the retreat is open to and welcomes individuals of all denominations.
Registration: The retreat weekend is designed for twelve participants; a minimum of of six registrations is necessary to hold the retreat. Participants will receive a call before the weekend to address or answer any questions about the retreat. Participants will receive a letter of confirmation with driving directions and a map to the retreat facility.
Schedule: The weekend begins on Friday evening and concludes mid-Sunday afternoon.
Cost: The $135.00 registration fee includes lodging for two nights, linens and towels, meals, and materials. Financial assistance may be available and retreat fee can also be paid over a period of months.
Accommodations: Retreats are held at a private facility in a peaceful remote setting, For confidentiality purposes location will be given only to participants that are registered.
Contact: Sophie Serna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-386-7922.
Confidentiality: Rachel's Vineyard strictly respects confidentiality and privacy. If you or someone you know is hurting, please call today.
More Information: Call the toll-free national hotline at 1-877-HOPE-4-ME or visit the website at www.rachelsvineyard.