Through Catholic Charities Rachel's Vineyard Ministry, healing is also provided through Grief to Grace, a healing retreat program which helps victims of abuse or anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through sexual abuse, rape, incest, or other forms of traumatic violation in childhood, adolescence or as an adult. Grief to Grace is a spiritual journey.
Grief to Grace is a process for helping victims of abuse to discover spiritual healing and transformation. This program was created to end the isolation and secrets of abuse within a retreat process that is fully centered upon the person and presence of Jesus Christ, the Divine Physician. By entering into an intimate and powerful journey through the Sorrowful Mysteries, participants are gently invited to unite their own suffering with the passion of Jesus. By traveling the paschal mystery of their own lives, they will also share in the new life of His resurrection.
Grief to Grace is a journey of Faith. The Living scriptures, together with journaling, group activities, and discussions offer a very effective healing process grounded in Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and the Eucharist. It is a pilgrimage to discover the love, tenderness, belonging, safety, joy, and peace that are often missing from the stories of abuse victims.
For more information, please contact Donna Gardner in our Respect Life & Rachel's Vineyard Ministries.