Good Counsel’s Lumina Ministry Lights the Way to Healing After Abortion

Posted by | July 15, 2014 | News | No Comments

“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light.” Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), 29 June 2013, Pope Francis

Abortion has ended over 55 million lives since Roe vs. Wade. Do you know someone who is suffering from a past abortion? Statistically, you likely know more than a few. The fact is that abortion hurts everyone.  But, there is hope. There is healing. God, who is all merciful, offers forgiveness and healing for everyone. Sometimes, all it takes is a little light to show them the way.


Each year, hundreds of women, men, and siblings who suffer from the aftermath of abortion take their first step toward healing by reaching out to our Lumina ministry. Lumina is ready to illuminate the compassionate love of God and provide the tools necessary to heal. With days of prayer, gatherings, and mercy and healing retreats, Lumina has accompanied many on their journey out of the consuming darkness of abortion.

Susan, who was pressured into an abortion as a result of an adverse prenatal diagnosis, is grateful for finding healing through Lumina. Years after the abortion, both she and her husband were tormented by the choice they were made to believe was the only one for their unborn child, the only “compassionate” choice. She and her husband came to recognize how wrong that choice was. By grace, Good Counsel’s Lumina ministry was able to intervene; working with the couple to help them understand what had happened.

After years of suffering, Susan finally realized, “It’s always going to be part of you, so you have to do something, or it can consume you.” After she began the process of healing with Lumina, “through prayer, faith, and a retreat,” Susan was able to “build myself back up and heal.” But, she admits, “It was still difficult for us, especially for my husband. Thankfully, Lumina was there for him too. He went on a men’s retreat.” Both Susan and her husband were able to “really get an understanding of what happened and that there is hope and forgiveness from God.” In time, Susan and her husband were able to accept that forgiveness. They learned to forgive themselves. They began to heal.

With the support of friends like you , Lumina exists for those suffering from abortion – offering real help, hope, and healing. Lumina provides opportunities for individual and group counseling, life-changing retreats, and referrals to professional therapists and other post abortion ministries throughout the country. In addition, Lumina provides training for clergy members and mental health professionals in post abortion syndrome. Lumina has helped countless women, men, and families, once devastated by abortion, to begin the journey toward total to restoration by God.

We need your help to continue to offer a pathway to God’s forgiveness and healing for the next desperate woman, man, or family who may turn to Lumina for help.

Please click below to help now.

For more stories of the power of forgiveness and healing after abortion, please visit the Lumina website for testimonies from women, men, siblings, and couples.

 Are you or someone you know suffering from a past abortion?
Are you living in darkness and depression after an abortion?
Unable to get past the pain of your loss?
There is Hope.  There is Healing.  There is a way out of the darkness.

Email us at call us at 1-877-586-4621. All contact is confidential.

Pregnant? Need assistance? We can help!Learn More