Healing the trauma of abortion,
one weekend at a time.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew and rebuild your life after experiencing the trauma of abortion. The healing weekends offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment where women and men can deal with painful post-abortive emotions.
Rachel's Vineyard can help you to experience God's love and compassion on a profound level.
It creates a place where women and men can share, often for the first time, their experience of abortion.
Rachel's Vineyard is a place of reconciliation. Participants who have often experienced deep anger towards themselves or others, experience forgiveness. Peace is found. Lives are restored. A sense of hope and meaning for the future is discovered.
Pope Saint Paul II's Message to Women who've had an abortion:
"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 even shattering decision.
The wound in your heart may not yet have healed... But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope.
Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly."