Project Rachel Post-Abortion Healing Ministry
Ministry Contact: Project Rachel
“Rachel mourns for her children; she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more. Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning. Wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. There is hope for your future.” (Jeremiah 31:15-17)
It is normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of children by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness. Often a woman may believe that she can never be forgiven for the loss of her child or children by an abortion; she can think there is no hope for her. The same reactions also often happen to men involved in abortions.
But there is HOPE. Through Project Rachel Post-Abortion Healing Ministry, women and men can once again discover the healing and hope given to the repentant soul–healing and forgiveness even after abortions. If you, or a family member, or a friend are hurting from an abortion or abortions, we warmly invite you to call to begin your emotional and spiritual healing: Call 703.841.2504. You are also warmly invited to visit either the website of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington or the national website for Project Rachel for more information. In addition, Project Rachel also has three short videos that you can view by clicking here.
Please see this short message from Bishop Burbidge about Project Rachel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LttvJnaxEzQ&feature=youtu.be
Pope Saint John Paul II tenderly reminds us all:
“…do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope.” “Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and to His mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child.” Pope John Paul II (Blessed John Paul) ~ Pamphlets Vitae, No. 99.