Healing Broken Hearts

One Weekend at a Time

All You Need Is a Desire for Healing and God Will Do the Rest

Rachel’s Vineyard of Pittsburgh is a weekend retreat for anyone struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. Our youngest participant was 19 years old and the oldest was 83 years young.

Our retreat is open to:

    • Women
    • Men
    • Mothers
    • Fathers
    • Married Couples
    • Siblings
    • Grandparents
    • Former Abortion Industry Workers
    • Women
    • Men
    • Mothers
    • Fathers
    • Married Couples
    • Siblings
    • Grandparents
    • Former Abortion Industry Workers

    What to Expect

    The weekend is intense and emotional but yields a fruitful harvest. It’s designed to give you opportunities for reflection, prayer, reconciliation and dialogue. On the final day, Holy Mass and a Memorial Service is held to acknowledge lost children and surrender them to the loving care of God.

    Retreat Venue and Accommodations

    Weekend retreats are held at The Ark and the Dove in Gibsonia, PA. The picturesque venue is filled with God’s grace and warm accommodations, including single occupancy bedrooms and all meals.

    Retreat Details

    • Retreats begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
    • All faiths and denominations (or the absence of one) are welcome with open arms.
    • The retreat is presented from the Catholic tradition using the program written by Dr. Theresa Burke.
    • The Retreat Facilitator will speak with all retreat participants prior to the retreat.
    • The $175 retreat fee includes all meals and accommodations for two nights.
    • No one will ever be denied the retreat experience due to financial concerns.

    A Place of Love, God and Acceptance

    The most important thing to know is this: you will be in a welcoming and confidential environment that is emotionally safe and nurturing. Rachel’s Vineyard is an invitation of love, not judgement.

    “Don’t wait as long as I did…”

    …to allow the light of His love, the peace of His forgiveness, and the hope of His promises to flood your heart and reawaken you to the meaning and purpose that life is intended to have. It can surely be yours if only you’ll take the step into the Vineyard.

    A Place of Love, God and Acceptance

    The most important thing to know is this: you will be in a welcoming and confidential environment that is emotionally safe and nurturing. Rachel’s Vineyard is an invitation of love, not judgement.

    “Don’t wait as long as I did…”

    …to allow the light of His love, the peace of His forgiveness, and the hope of His promises to flood your heart and reawaken you to the meaning and purpose that life is intended to have. It can surely be yours if only you’ll take the step into the Vineyard.

    A Trained and Caring Retreat Team

    Each member of our Pittsburgh team was touched by God to serve this ministry and bring peace to those suffering from the trauma of abortion. Our six member team includes:

    Retreat facilitator

    Licensed therapist

    Catholic priest

    3 volunteers with a personal retreat experience

    How to Join Us

    Our next retreats are April 22-24, 2022 and October 14-16, 2022. Let this be the time to find the healing God has always desired for you. View the registration form or contact our Retreat Facilitator with any questions. All communications are confidential.

    Toni Jester

    412-352-5348

    toni@rvofpgh.com

    PO Box 90273, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

    Not ready to experience our retreat?