There is hope & healing after abortion
Healing retreats for those who have lost a child to abortion. Serving Minnesota & the upper midwest.
Experience the hope and mercy of Christ… in spite of your past!
Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.
Confidential • Supportive • Non- Judgmental
If you’ve lost a child or loved one to abortion, you know that the experience comes with many feelings and thoughts.
Many people have questions like these…
- How could I let myself do this?
- Will I ever be able to forgive myself?
- Where were the people who could have helped me?
- Do I have the right to grieve the loss of my child?
- Why hasn’t the pain or shame gone away, even after all these years?
- Can I rebuild a relationship with God?
We understand. Many of our retreat staff have also experienced the pain of abortion. Our retreats offer you a safe, healing environment where women and men can express, release, and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions. The retreats can start the process of restoration, renewal, and healing.
From our Attendees:
“After a few years, it hit me what I had done. Reconciliation with the Lord happened and another 10 years passed and I was invited to a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat. After a few more years I decided to attend.
One of the first comments from a team member was “I’m sorry for your loss”. I was blown away by this compassionate, non-judgmental statement…. It made me realize I was still suffering this loss. That weekend all of us were sharing the grief of losing a child by abortion and I witnessed the depth of the human heart and experienced God’s infinite Mercy.”
“Many women and men carry the wounds and scars of an abortion from their past. God’s desire for them is that they would know his merciful love and healing. Rachel’s Vineyard retreats offer women and men a safe, confidential, powerful, opportunity to receive the healing love of Christ into the painful experiences of their past. Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities makes present the compassion of Christ to all who come at whatever stage they find themselves in processing their past. This apostolate performs an essential part of the Church’s pro-life, pro-woman, care for those who have been wounded by abortion. “
– Bishop Andrew Cozzens
“The Rachel’s Vineyard retreat was a safe and secure haven. I deeply mourned the loss of my first grandchild and expressed my love for her. It was so healing to speak openly to people who understood and who honored my grandchild. I wish everyone impacted by abortions – including grandparents who bear their compounded loss silently – would attend a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat. The staff’s complete acceptance of all they heard truly allowed me and the other women to be honest and to reach down deeply into painful memories. I cannot say enough how impressed I am by their commitment of time, energy, emotion, faith, and love to help other people find God’s healing.”
“For 34 years I had carried a deep isolating loneliness because of the secrets in my life. Then, with a roomful of strangers, I found acceptance and mercy. Through the grieving and healing process of the retreat, I left that isolation at the foot of the cross. Even if I never see the other retreatants again, I know that I have friends who really love me.”
“I was terrified to take that first step forward and participate in Rachel’s Vineyard. It seemed safer to remain hiding in the darkness, keeping the pain locked up deep inside rather than to risk exposing my shame to another soul. Now I am grateful to have experienced God’s healing and forgiveness with others in an atmosphere of complete acceptance and trust.”
“Daily for 10 years I’d regretted and mourned alone my abortion decision. I couldn’t change what I’d done and I couldn’t go on with the pain and guilt. In spite of my fear of bringing up the past, I went to a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat where I found safety, comfort, and understanding. And more profoundly, I experienced the forgiveness of God, a hope for tomorrow and the day I meet my baby.”
“You are put in touch with the mystery of suffering, redemption and healing of the soul… You can see Christ working in the retreat, in the people and in yourself. It is a jolt of faith.”
– Father Jim Livingston
“The healing achieved through the outpouring of God’s mercy and compassion is extraordinary…. one person at a time, souls are rehabilitated and forever grateful.”
– Father Michael Becker
Are you seeking spiritual and emotional healing after abortion?
Rachel’s Vineyard MN retreats welcome people who have experienced the pain of abortion.
For more information about our retreats, please see the Frequently-Asked Questions.
Any faith background
Health care professionals
Are you experiencing trauma and pain after your abortion?
Abortion PTSD Symptoms
Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome
Thousands of people have experienced healing after their abortions by attending Rachel’s Vineyard retreats around the world. The weekend retreats are offered at a low cost and are provided by trained professionals and staff. Come enjoy a confidential space to process your past and to pave the way for a brighter future.