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Post-Abortion Healing Retreats Near Minneapolis, MN

Find freedom & forgiveness after abortion

If you have lost a child or loved one to abortion, you know that it comes with painful side effects:

  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Shame
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Isolation

Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats provide a safe and sacred place for you to open up to our Lord and unburden yourself without fear. You will be able to grieve, work on any anger, forgive yourself, reconcile with God, and reconcile with your children. See upcoming retreat dates.

Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Retreat Details

Schedule:

The retreat begins on Friday evening at 5 pm and ends on Sunday around 5 pm.

Group size:

The group size varies, but usually 8-16 participants attend. We adjust the size of our team accordingly so we are able to give each person the time and attention that he or she needs.

Team:

There will be 3-4 team members, a licensed professional counselor, and 1 or 2 priests on the weekend team. The majority of our team members are trained past retreatants themselves who joined us after experiencing healing on their own retreat.

Location:

The retreat is held in a comfortable, confidential location in the Twin Cities area. We share the location only with people who have registered.

Cost:

The cost is $180 and covers your room, all retreat materials, meals and snacks. If you are unable to pay, please let us know and we will work with you. No one is ever turned away for financial reasons.

Who can attend a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat?

Anyone suffering the after-effects of abortion is welcome to attend a retreat:

  • Mother or father of an aborted child
  • Grandparents & siblings of aborted children
  • Those involved in the abortion industry

Any age is welcome… many people attend a retreat decades after their first abortion. Come alone or with your spouse or another support person. Hear about the experiences of past retreatants.

What is a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Like?

The weekend progresses through a series of spiritual exercises called “Living Scriptures”. Each exercise begins with a scripture reading followed by a meditation. These are designed to help you place yourself in the story to hear Jesus’ message to you. The meditations help to reinforce the message of the scripture.

In addition, we share our thoughts about the meditations, which allow retreatants to help each other to grow in their understanding and acceptance of God’s love. A post-abortion healing retreat is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there.

Built on Christian Tradition

Our retreats are based upon Catholic Christian teachings, with a focus upon Jesus Christ and our relationship with Him, not on denominations. We have Mass available each day and an optional opportunity for reconciliation with a priest on Saturday evening, along with Eucharistic adoration.

For the non-Catholic Christian we offer a weekend steeped in Jesus and the scriptures. The weekend provides an opportunity for everyone to unburden themselves as the suffering body of Christ.

Those of other faiths or no formal faith are also welcome.

Learn More

To learn more about Post Abortion Syndrome or Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, please see our Resources section.