What is it? Continued...
Tell me more about Rachel’s Vineyard
Rachel’s Vineyard is meant to help you try to make sense of the very normal manifestation of grief. Mourning and grieving are necessary milestones which must be reached so that your life can have new meaning. When this process is complete you will experience a fresh perspective on life. Through an intimate encounter with God, there is an opportunity to explore your life and come to know that you are loved.
Rachel's Vineyard has a number of powerful exercises which allow the soul to
speak its grief and sorrow. The exercises help to connect participants to their inner voice,
to each other, and to the love and compassion of God. The retreat exercises help
participants to accept forgiveness for themselves and others. There is also an opportunity
to give the children that have been aborted, honor and dignity through special and
creative spiritual exercises as well as in a memorial service.
The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma.
Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there.
Founded in 1994, Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are now