The effects of abortion on women are recognised and frequently discussed. Men are dismissed as irrelevant to the abortion decision and procedure. However, many men are broken by losing their child through abortion. This article tells a few of their stories:
There is a great event coming up next month, called Reboot! Live! that we are really looking forward to. Chris Stefanick is a world renowned speaker who is coming to Glasgow especially for this event! A great opportunity for all ages, those of strong faith and of no faith for an evening to be inspired…. here’s more information from the organisers:
Centred on the heart of the Gospel, REBOOT! Live! reminds people of the love of God for them, and of their great purpose in life; and, shows them how to live the Gospel in everyday ways, in their everyday lives.
CHRIS STEFANICK is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker. He has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. Archbishop Charles. J. Chaput, OFM, called Chris, “one of the most engaging defenders of the Christian faith on the scene today.”
Check out some of his videos on YouTube by searching: “Chris Stefanick”. One of our favourites is “You’re Kind of A Big Deal”! Or go to his website: www.reallifecatholic.com
The aim of this event is… to “Reboot” one’s faith… therefore, why not bring along those friends or family members that are far from the Church? This event could be the catalyst for their return! 🙂
Tickets are priced at £10 for the waged or £8 for concessions (proof of concession to be presented at the event).
If you wish to purchase tickets electronically then the tickets will cost £11.21/£9.08 due to the website’s transaction fee. If you purchase tickets online then you must bring a print out of your confirmation email with you to the event – this will be your ticket. www.RebootLiveScotland.eventbrite.co.uk
If you wish to buy a printed ticket for £10/£8 then you will be able to do so from your parish representative during the month of June. Alternatively, you can purchase them from the RE Office at the Archdiocese of Glasgow Curial Offices: 0141 226 5898 / www.rercglasgow.org
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. The retreats run worldwide and happen 3-4 times each year in Scotland.
Sr Andrea and her team will be leading a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat this weekend. Please pray for the team as they prepare and for all the participants – that God’s grace and healing will be present to each one of them.
In the autumn of 2016, Sr Andrea trained a group of women in Scotland to speak in churches about how awful it can feel for a woman to have had an abortion and the secrecy that so often surrounds this experience for the rest of her life. Also to explain the Church’s merciful and compassionate teachings for those who have had an abortion and to make people aware that Rachel’s Vineyard retreats exist and are an amazing source of grace and healing to those brave enough to reach out for it. Here is an extract from the “Rachel’s Vineyard appeal”:
“Do not imagine that people opt for abortion because they think it’s a good idea. The vast majority present at our hospitals because of emotional, financial, material pressures that have them totally trapped in a corner so that the only viable option seems to them to be abortion. The challenge for us as a society is to help her deal with those emotional, financial, material difficulties so that she can have her child in peace. If we love the mother, then the child will be fine, because no one is more prolife than the mother.
Since very often it’s not something she actively wanted but did, in the end, agree to, the sense of regret and loss is immense. She is suffering a genuine bereavement but no one comes up to her and says, “I’m sorry for your loss.” No one consoles her in her grief. And she doesn’t look for consolation either because she doesn’t think she deserves it. And so she remains silent. She’s silent, too, because she’s terrified that the people she loves will reject her and that others will judge her. She’s silent because she thinks that to look for healing is to say she’s alright with what happened, she’s over it, she’s forgotten the life that was lost. But that is a mistake! There’s a bad way of remembering, that intensifies pain and destruction; and there’s a way of remembering that gives life. Pope Francis said, ‘Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love.’ It’s that love that gives us hope.”
For more information about Rachel’s Vineyard, please see the website: www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
If you or someone you know has been affected by abortion and you are interested in going on a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, please get in touch with Sr Andrea on 07816942824
Dear friends, it is with a heavy heart that I bring the news that Sr Roseann’s dad has now passed away. He went peacefully and was surrounded by the family.
Please keep Auld Joe, the Sisters and the family in your prayers.
Rest in Peace Auld Joe
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