from Evelyn Walsh, Director, Rachel’s Vineyard
I am pleased to tell you that we are now offering the Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortive healing retreat at Our Lady of Czestochowa in the Spanish language. Our very first entirely Spanish language retreat is quickly approaching the weekend of June 7 – 9, 2019. Praise God that our registration is just about full!
Could I ask you to consider praying for every member of our team as well as the participants who intend to join us that weekend? Even now they need your prayers to maintain their courage to attend this retreat. We all fall prey to our minds working very hard to convince us that doing something difficult but has the potential to be good for us can be a very scary thing. We can even talk ourselves out of it to only regret that decision later. Feel free to pass this prayer request on to those you know who understand how important this retreat is. Please pray that Our Lord comforts the participants in their decision to seek God in His Mercy and Forgiveness.
I will be coordinating the Eucharistic Adoration hours for this retreat (since I’m not fluent in Spanish). I have several team members joining us from New York to facilitate this retreat and I will be learning much from them. So, please call or email me if you can schedule an hour or more with Our Lord in the chapel at the Ave Maria Retreat House at the Shrine during the weekend of June 7th to the 9th during the retreat. I trust that you know how much your time and effort is appreciated by everyone involved with this beautiful retreat.
And, as always, if you feel inclined to send along some food donations for our break times we would all love it! I am always so humbled by your generosity. Just contact me at some point to tell me what you plan to bring. One last thought, you can imagine that this particular population of the church may not have the financial means to typically attend a weekend retreat for any reason let alone for something so personally healing. If it’s on your heart to donate any small sum for their benefit we would be eternally grateful.
To donate to help in running this retreat, especially to offer scholarships to those in need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. May God bless you for your generosity.