Rachel’s Vineyard

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat weekends are a beautiful opportunity for any person, men and women, who have struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. The retreat is a very specific process designed to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God. It is also an opportunity to share and release repressed feelings of anger, shame, guilt, and grief. The weekend will help your soul find a voice and transform the pain of the past into love, hope, and peace!


The team consist of a compassionate group of team members, including a priest and a licensed therapist. The Lead Facilitators have hosted more than 40 retreats and will gently guide you through the weekend meditations to help you encounter God on a deep and profound level.


The weekend includes spiritual exercises, daily mass, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of Entrustment. Participation is strictly confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, mercy and compassion.


Rachel’s Vineyard retreats are available and sponsored  by Our Lady of Lourdes through the Diocese of Richmond. We strive to keep the list of weekends up-to-date so that those seeking healing from abortion can discern the option that is best for them.


Click here to learn more about upcoming retreat dates

If you are interested in learning more about the retreat please contact one of the Lead Facilitators: 

Maggie Carlson



Marty Montgomery-Jennings



Matt Freeman



Co-Facilitators for Richmond Rachael’s Vineyard Ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes Richmond Diocese email: [email protected]

Learn more at: RV4Hope.org