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


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.
 Sydney Retreats 2021

November 5 - 7  
Call 0400 092 555
Email: rachelsvineyardaus@gmail.com
Further details (click here)  

Other Australian, New Zealand and Asian retreats and contact details (click here)


 Called to Life OR Hope Transforming Fear and Shame 
      Finding healing and hope after abortion
        FREE online sessions at a time to suit you
Do you feel overwhelmed or feel grief and shame after an abortionIs healing and hope possible?
Join in these confidential free online individually guided reflections at a time to suit you. These sessions are is a reflection on the gospel of Jesus healing Peter’s mother in law and the women going to the tomb. Can we find healing and hope in the gospel to address the painful effects of post-abortion stress?
These sessions are one to one time best experienced through zoom, or another online platform of your choice on computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. It can also be conducted by phone if you don’t have access to the above technology.
Register for a free online confidential session with complete confidence according to our privacy policy. Our privacy policy means we will never use your details to contact you at any other time without your permission (you can register with only your first name if you wish) There is no obligation and no cost.
Register at info@rachelsvineyard.org.au or call our confidential phoneline: 0400 092 555. Please give your name (first name is sufficient), email or phone contact details and we will contact you to arrange an agreed time for your online session. Just mention you are registering for an online session.  

Sister Veronica McCluskie SGS: Hope and Healing
I have discovered that while mainstream society appears to accept abortion as a means of dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, I have come to realise that for many women and men this is not all the story.
Yes, in some ways abortion appears to solve a problem, but for many it simply creates more, often-hidden, problems. The term ‘abortion’ is replaced with ‘termination’, which for some is easier to say. But even that is often hidden from others. While people may readily talk about operations they have had, the topic of an abortion is not readily discussed. I wonder if this is because this is not just about the physical, but somehow it reaches into the very depths of our human psyche?
See full story here.
 

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 – www.parham-media.com




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: rachelsvineyardaus@gmail.com  Facebook
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