Monday, November 3, 2014

Rachel mourns her children; she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more.
Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning. Wipe the
tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward.
There is hope for your future.

       Jeremiah 31:15-17

 Sydney Retreats 2018
 April 13-15; August 10-12; Nov 16-18   Call 0400 092 555
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An introduction to Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is a journey of spiritual healing to help women and men overcome the painful effects of an abortion experience. The retreat offers a sanctuary in which to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion in a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Retreats are held in both Catholic and Interdenominational settings. The leaders include a highly trained team of facilitators, including a qualified counsellor, a spiritual guide and a priest.
This video was made for Open Doors Melbourne where the retreat is conducted regularly. It explores the retreat through the eyes of participants and facilitators.
 This video has been produced for Open Doors by the highly regarded documentary film-maker, DON PARHAM of PARHAM MEDIA.  Parham has also made a television documentary, THE CHOICE, about the complexities and consequences of abortion (produced for SBS-TV).  THE CHOICE is ideal for educational use by schools, churches and community groups and is available on DVD. It can be purchased online from Parham Media here or go to –

NEW - WORKSHOP: Healing After Abortion: Jessica Lockhart: May 12, 2018
Rachel’s Vineyard, Sydney will host a workshop with Jessica Lockhart who wrote her story of the circumstances surrounding her abortion and the healing from grief and loss after an abortion as a personal pathway to redemption in her 2017 book, The Woman at the Tomb, Abortion and Redemption. Hear about Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats offering spiritual and emotional healing after an abortion through a loving and compassionate God. All welcome - priests, pastoral carers, parish teams, professional health practitioners and those suffering post abortion stress in their own life. Come and see where practical help can be found for those carrying abortion pain, shame and guilt. Saturday May 12, 10am - 3.30pm at Good Samaritan Centre 2 Avenue Rd Glebe. Free. Limited spaces - RSVP essential  0400 092 555 or email:

Contact details
For more information about Rachel's Vineyard Retreats; an understanding priest or spiritual direction call or SMS the Rachel confidential line: 0400 092 555 or email:
Mailing address: Unit 30 63-69 Bonar St Arncliffe NSW 2205 Australia

OR Call Catholiccare FREE Confidential Pregnancy Counselling and Support Number: 1800 063 510 to make a time to talk to a professional counsellor.

Contacts for Rachel's Vineyard  centres around Australia and New Zealand click here