Youth 2000 is having a retreat at the beautiful Craig Lodge in Dalmally, from 1st-3rd June. This is a retreat for any young people aged 16-35 years. A chance to deepen your faith and meet lots of other young Catholics! As well as spend time in the beautiful Highlands. We’ll be going, to give a talk. Hope to see you there. See the Youth 2000 website for further details.
There is a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, for post-abortion healing, coming up in May. See the Rachel’s Vineyard website for further details: http://www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
We rely on God’s grace to give people the courage to go on retreat and for God’s grace to be at work in healing broken hearts during the retreat. We ask for your support in praying for this retreat, both in the lead up to and during the retreat. There is a prayer rota that you can sign up to here: https://doodle.com/poll/543rkxafmha2ek6p
Sr Andrea, alongside some others, will be running another Rachel’s Vineyard post abortion healing retreat on the first weekend of February.
These retreats are always very powerful for those attending and also for those helping to run.
We’re always blessed to have so many praying for the success of the retreat and for those attending. Please pray that they may have the courage to come, they will be open and that they receive the healing they have been yearning for. Keep also those running the retreat in your prayers.
We would like to invite you to support us in prayer once more.
Please commit to praying a rosary (or several) for this intention and use the link below to mark your prayer intentions so we can make sure each day is covered.
Thank you and God Bless.
Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew and rebuild your life after experiencing the trauma of abortion. The healing weekends offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment where women and men can deal with painful post-abortive emotions.
A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th November. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. For more information, please call Sr Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
The next Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in the West of Scotland will take place in June (13th-15th). This is a retreat for those who have been involved with abortion and are struggling afterwards. Open to women who have had abortions themselves, men who have lost a child through abortion, anyone who has been involved in an abortion decision (for example friends or family members) and healthcare workers who have taken part in abortion. Through companionship, prayer and activities based on passages of scripture, this retreat takes you on a journey from despair to hope. It is amazing to see the transformation that takes place in those who attend the retreats. The retreats are Christian based but are open to people of all faiths and no faith.
There is more information on the Rachel’s Vineyard website http://www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
If anyone would like to go on the retreat, please get in touch with Sr Andrea (phone: 07816 942824, email: firstname.lastname@example.org). All contact is kept confidential.
Also please keep this retreat in your prayers- that those who are hurt by abortion will be brave enough to come and seek healing and will apply to come on the retreat, that the team leading the retreat will be blessed in their preparations and that God will work in the hearts of all those involved.
Please also pray for the participants and team of a Grief to Grace retreat which is happening right now. Grief to Grace is a specialised 5-day programme of spiritual and psychological healing for anyone who has suffered sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse in childhood, adolescence or adulthood. The programme was devised by the same psychologist who created the Rachel’s Vineyard programme, and is incredibly, wonderfully transformative.