If you, or someone you know, has had an abortion...
Project Rachel offers post-abortion reconciliation and healing. Specially trained priests and/or counselors can assist anyone suffering from the aftermath of an abortion. The Project also sponsors Rachel's Vinyard retreat weekends and staffs a hotline at (866) 3RACHEL.or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website Hope After Abortion.
Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Weekends are offered within the Allentown Diocese. Call 866-3RACHEL for more information and to reserve your place at the retreat.
Source of all mercy and love,
out of love for us you sent your Son,
and willed that blood and water
flow from his side to cleanse us of sin
and restore lost innocence.
Hear the cry of each woman who mourns
the loss of her child to abortion.
Forgive her sin, restore her to your grace,
and still the terror of her heart
with a peace beyond all understanding.
Through the intercession
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of all tenderness and our Mother,
strengthen her faith in you.
Give her the consolation to believe
that her child is now living in the Lord.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
who conquered sin and death,
and who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Text by Msgr. James Moroney.