Ministry to women who have had abortions
“It is … the woman … who pays the highest price, not only for motherhood but even more for its destruction, for the suppression of the life of the child who has been conceived. The only honest stance, in these cases, is that of radical solidarity with the woman. It is not right to leave her alone.” – Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope p207
“Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my lost child. When I wake up in the morning, I know I’ve had an abortion. I would never wish this pain on anybody.” – a woman speaks after 8 years
Many women who have walked a path of grief and hopelessness after abortion, usually alone, eventually begin to understand that they have a deep spiritual wound. But sadly, they also are likely to believe that they have committed the “unforgivable sin” and fear God’s anger
Women who have had an abortion often have many questions, the answers to which are indispensable to beginning the healing journey. Can God ever forgive me? Can my child? Can I ever forgive myself? Will the Church let me stay when I confess this sin? Will this horrible pain ever go away? Is healing possible?
The answer to all these questions is, of course, YES!
But it involves a journey – with Christ and with one another. Like any journey, this will take time. We at Holy Trinity, want to invite you to join us on this journey in the hope that together we can find healing, forgiveness and the courage to face the future in great hope, knowing all that matters is God’s great love and care for you and that you are NOT alone!
If you are a victim of abortion we invite you to join the abortion support group. This is a non-judgmental and safe place where we can share our stories and look to the future together. For more information or to speak to a priest, feel free to contact us.