Lumina has offered days of prayer and healing and day retreats for postabortive siblings for the past six years. In March of 2015, we held the first weekend retreat for postabortive siblings under the direction of Rev. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR. A postabortive sibling who works with the Lumina ministry was also at the retreat. Participants came from all over the country to encounter hope and healing. I was also blessed to be on EWTN to talk about the Far Reaching Impact of Abortion on Siblings. We are only just beginning to scratch the surface of the reality that abortion negatively impacts everyone.
I am happy to share that there will be another retreat weekend for postabortive siblings this year, May 20-22, 2016. The retreat is free and scholarships are available for transportation. Please, spread the word!
Here is what one retreatant had to say of their experience…
“It is difficult to put into words the great peace and comfort that I received while on retreat. Meeting six other retreatants who knew personally the pain and grief of losing a sibling to abortion made me feel less alone in my loss. As a child, I can remember feeling like someone was missing from my family. During my teen years, I pushed those thoughts away because it seemed not true or possible. Six years ago, when I learned my mom had an abortion four years before I was born, suddenly everything that didn’t make sense to me came into focus. I also instantly missed my sibling and instantly cried tears of grief. My mom felt the child she lost was a boy and she named him John Andrew. I had wanted and prayed for a sibling my whole life and now I realized that God had answered my every prayer.”
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