Shawls for Rachel’s Vineyard

September 15, 2014


Shawls for Comfort and Consolation

From September 26-28, 2014, a retreat known as Rachel’s Vineyard will be held in St. John’s. This weekend is a beautiful opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. The retreat is a very specific process designed to help men and women experience the mercy and compassion of God. It is also an opportunity to surface and release repressed feelings of shame, guilt and grief. Each of the participants will receive a prayer shawl as the weekend begins. These shawls have been knit by a number of our Sisters – Mona Rumboldt, Madeline Kehoe, Eileen Penney, Maura Mason, Maureen O’Keefe, Anita Best, Colette Ryan, Rosemary Ryan. As each shawl was knit, prayers for wholeness and holiness were knit with each stitch. Sister Margie is a member of the team for this retreat and is especially grateful to all the Sisters who have helped in this project. The retreat will be facilitated by Dr. Martha Shuping from the United States. Please keep the team and the participants in your prayers during the weekend of the retreat.

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