Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
55 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403     802-658-6110

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Project Rachel

Project Rachel is a healing ministry for individuals who have been affected by abortion, helping them to grieve, receive forgiveness, and find peace. For more information about Project Rachel or to speak to a trained Project Rachel professional, please contact:
(802) 658-4118.

Project Rachel Website

Respect Life homepage

Project Rachel Brochure


Program Information

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekends for healing after abortion follow a retreat model developed by Teresa Burke, who started this ministry for post-abortive women in 1986.  Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats, available in Dioceses across the U.S., offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortion emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. 

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Retreats available through the Diocese of Burlington:

Day of Hope

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Location: Burlington area

The Day of Hope is a one-day retreat designed to help women hurting from past abortions experience the personal love of Christ and find hope for healing. The retreat offers a loving and confidential environment with a committed team of 5-6 members including trained Diocesan Staff, a professional counselor, a priest and a woman who has experienced post-abortion healing. All team members are committed to absolute confidentiality, fully embrace the Church’s healing mission and adhere to all diocesan standards.


Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

Friday, April 6— Sunday, April 8, 2018

Location: Northern Vermont

Rachel’s Vineyard offers an opportunity for healing to anyone struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of an abortion— mother, father, sibling or grandparent. This weekend retreat is a chance to get away from the daily pressures of work and family and to begin healing through a supportive and non-judgmental process. Spiritual exercises focusing on God’s forgiveness, compassion, and mercy help participants work through grief, anger and other emotions that may be unresolved. The retreat is grounded in the Catholic faith, and welcomes men and women of all denominations.

Additional retreats available in neighboring Dioceses are listed below; please contact Lori Daudelin for more information about attending one of these retreats.  802 658-6110, ext. 1131

Saranac Lake, NY:
Sept. 1-3, 2017
Diocese of Ogdensburg 

Stockbridge, MA
Nov. 3-5.
Location: National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge.
Diocese of Springfield  

Manchester, NH (Non-denominational)
October 27-29.
Rachel's Vineyard NH (Sponsored by NH Right to Life)

Physical Address:
55 Joy Drive - South Burlington, VT 05403
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