Hope and Healing After Abortion

“Go, pick up the pieces lest they be lost.” (Jn 6:12) With these words, John Cardinal O’Connor directed the Sisters of Life to a ministry of reconciliation and reverence for women and men who suffer following the tragedy of abortion. Since 1996, we have heeded that call and with the help of Theresa Bonopartis to develop a work of retreats and accompaniment. We have met countless men and women on their journey of healing.  There are still millions who, too often, suffer the spiritual and emotional effects of abortion silently and alone.

We were not made to be alone.

Standing in solidarity with those who are suffering, the Sisters journey with women through accompaniment and retreats.


We believe that God has a unique and beautiful plan of healing for each woman who contacts us. Many who are suffering alone experience great peace and healing as they are able share their burdens with another. The Sisters are available to meet with women individually in person or over the phone as they walk through the journey of healing.  Accompaniment may be a single phone call or ongoing meetings and conversations.


The Sisters host monthly Days of Prayer and Healing, monthly Gatherings, and Hope and Healing Weekend Retreats. These events are opportunities to experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space.

All retreats are led by the Sisters of Life and women who have experienced both the suffering of abortion and the joy of healing in Christ.  The retreats are directed by faithful priests who have a sensitivity and a heart for those who suffer. They include witnesses of mercy, Scripture sharing, personal prayer, opportunity for Sacramental Confession, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.


(all retreats are in New York unless specified)

2018/2019 Days of Prayer and Healing for Women
Saturday, September 29, 2018 (in Nashville, TN)
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018 (in Spanish)
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019 (in Spanish)
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019                                                                                                                                         Saturday, June 1, 2019 (in Toronto, Canada) (Call 416-463-2722 for more information or to register)

Call for future dates and other events.
For more information or to register for a Day or Weekend of Prayer and Healing for Women, please call:

Sisters of Life at 866.575.0075 or
email: hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org


Theresa Bonapartis at 877.586.4621 (Toll Free) or email her at Lumina@postabortionhelp.org

Days of Prayer and Healing for Men
For more information or to register for men please call Lumina at 877.586.4621 or email Lumina@postabortionhelp.org

All reservations are confidential.

For a brochure with more information, please click the image below:

Oceans of Mercy: Healing After Abortion