Discover the Path to

Peace and Understanding

The journey to find forgiveness and peace after an abortion is different for everyone. If you’re unsure or not ready to participate in our weekend retreat experience, here are helpful resources to discover God’s healing hand.

Recommended Reading

Forbidden Grief by Rachel’s Vineyard founder Dr. Theresa Burke

Dr. Burke’s experience in counseling exposes the obstacles of post-abortion healing and illustrates how we can create a healing society where women will no longer be required to hide their pain. Get the book.

The Power of Prayer

Not sure about attending a retreat? We would love to pray for you during your time of contemplation. As with everything we do at Rachel’s Vineyard of Pittsburgh, prayer requests are confidential.

Rachel’s Vineyard Prayer for Healing

Eternal Father, 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.


Written by Msgr. James Moroney

Someone to Listen

You are not alone. Abortion is usually a carefully guarded secret and having someone to listen and acknowledge your pain is a powerful part of healing. Contact our Retreat Facilitator to a start a confidential and caring conversation. You can also choose to have Toni reach out to you directly.

Toni Jester


PO Box 90273, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Rachel’s Vineyard of Pittsburgh helps women and men replace their sorrow with hope and peace.