A safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion

“Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

Rachel’s Vineyard is an intimate spiritual journey, through a weekend retreat experience, for anyone seeking healing after an abortion. The time away provides an opportunity for participants to enter more deeply into the grieving process and experience the power of resurrection in their own lives.

The retreat is open to persons of all faiths. It includes discussions, spiritual exercises, prayer services, Mass, and, for Catholics, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance.

Typically Rachel’s Vineyard weekends begin on Friday evening and run until Sunday late afternoon/early evening. The time away provides an opportunity for participants to enter more deeply into the grieving process, find meaning in what has happened, and allow God to transform the experience into something that gives hope, consolation and peace.

There are typically 10-12 participants on each weekend. The small group allows each participant time for sharing and processing the exercises together.

There is a retreat team consisting of a facilitator, a licensed counselor, a priest, and other support volunteers, many of whom have been a part of previous Rachel’s Vineyard retreats and know firsthand the suffering that follows from an abortion.

Anyone suffering the effects of an abortion and in need of reconciliation and healing.

A fee is charged to cover the cost of a room, all of the meals, and the retreat materials. For those in financial need, assistance is available. No one is ever turned away from a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat because of an inability to pay.


Becky Biter

Director, Rachel’s Vineyard of Central Pennsylvania/Undefeated Courage, Harrisburg & York

Office: 717-788-4959

Para español:

Indhira Hernandez
PH: 717-788-4959 (Para español presione #2)
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To find an upcoming Rachel’s Vineyard retreat please see the Respect Life calendar for our diocese, or go to the official Rachel’s Vineyard website to find times and locations elsewhere.