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Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat weekends are a beautiful opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. The retreat is a very specific process designed to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God. It is also an opportunity to share and release repressed feelings of anger, shame, guilt, and grief. There are many scriptural exercises to help you grieve the loss of your unborn child as well as receive and accept God’s love and forgiveness. The weekend will help your soul find a voice and transform the pain of the past into love, hope, and peace!

The weekend typically includes spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of Entrustment. Available to women, men, and any person who may have been adversely impacted by an abortion. Participation is strictly confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, mercy and compassion.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats are available in two locations across the Diocese of Richmond. Each one is coordinated locally and has a different point of contact. We strive to keep the list of weekends up-to-date so that those seeking healing from abortion can discern the option that is best for them.

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Hampton Roads Retreats

Linda Riva | 757-887-3144
There are currently no upcoming retreats for this area


Richmond Retreats

Maggie Carlson | 804-432-2589

Marty Montgomery-Jennings | 804-334-7956


Upcoming Retreat: November 19th – 21st, 2021