I’ve met people who have discovered that their mothers have had abortions, and it fills them with horror, doubt, confusion, fear, dread, regret, guilt, and a host of other emotions. Theresa Bonopartis of Lumina has developed a powerful weekend of healing for these siblings. Today I received the following from her. Please distribute this with your friends and coworkers in the pro-life movement:
This past January 15, we were blessed to have EWTN air a prayer service, live from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, “A Morning of Prayerful Remembrance“, which I created with The Sisters of Life,
The Morning or Remembrance is a chance for our entire nation to join in prayer and reparation about abortion while showing, through the use of true testimonies, the impact of abortion on mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, professionals and siblings, all in the light of God’s mercy and love. The response from everywhere across the country has been phenomenal. One set of grandparents wrote me: “I have to say, both my husband and I cried throughout most of the service (so, in a way I was glad to be home). The grandparents could easily have been us and after almost 25 years, we still find it very difficult to talk about. God bless you and the Sisters for the good work you are doing to bring about an awareness of the need for healing and forgiveness.”
In keeping with the manifestation of Gods mercy, we will be offering our 2nd Retreat Day for Siblings of Aborted Babies on Saturday, March 5th, in the Bronx. Last year, people from across the country came to participate in this grace filled day.
I have attached a flier for the day in the hope that you will spread the word so those suffering would know about this extraordinary retreat, that brought hope and healing to those who came last year.
here is a blurb you can use:
An “Entering Canaan” retreat day for those who are suffering as a result of losing a sibling to abortion will take place Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Our Lady of New York in the Bronx. The day will be hosted by Lumina and The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. For further information and confidential reservations please call: Theresa Bonopartis at Lumina/Hope & Healing after abortion: 1-877-586-4621, or email at Lumina@postabortionhelp.org
Thank you for all you do.
In His Mercy,
Director, Lumina/Hope & Healing after Abortion
Co-developer, Entering Canaan Post Abortion Ministry