A healing retreat to help those who have suffered the effects of an abortion in their lives will be held the weekend of Oct. 7-9 at the IHM Spirituality Center in Immaculata, Chester County.

Designed to help women and men experience the mercy and compassion of God, the retreat aims to help focus on the buried emotions of the past and begin healing in a non-judgmental, safe, loving and confidential environment. It will offer participants hope for their future and freedom from the pain within their heart and soul.

For information call Geri at 610-399-0890 or Priscilla at 215-906-6337. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Financial aid is offered if needed.

The retreat is sponsored by Rachel’s Vineyard of Greater Philadelphia. For more information on this ministry visit the national organization’s website, rachelsvineyard.org.