About a week ago, I was privileged to work another Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for healing the wounds of abortion. This was my sixth RV retreat, and the fifth in which I served as the team priest. What a privilege it is to witness again the healing power of God’s grace and mercy!
Whenever we start a retreat, we never really know how it is going to go. We only know that the Lord Jesus is going to work powerfully through the retreat process. Sometimes, it is surprising the direction that a retreat might take. Usually, the focus is on the wounds of abortion, but occasionally, the deeper wounds of broken and abusive family life during childhood (which often leads to other brokenness and abortion) takes more of a prominent role. No matter what, we see the healing power of grace!
My brothers and sisters, I rejoice in the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus, in the healing power of His Divine Love, and I invite you to share in my joy! Let us continue to pray for one another, and for all those who are being called by God to join us in this Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy, so that we will be always filled with the joy of the Lord, the joy of His holiness which He is calling us to share.
In His Love,