Take Courage is a weekend retreat program that offers healing to any woman, man, or couple who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion using Rachel’s Vineyard curriculum. The retreat is a chance to get away from the daily pressures of work and family to focus on a painful time in life and to begin healing. Many experience an initial sense of relief after their abortion. Later, however, emotional problems can surface that may include depression, anger, flashbacks, emptiness, anxiety, and unresolved grief. Take Courage provides an opportunity to release repressed feelings in an emotionally safe environment. Through the retreat your soul can find a voice and transform the pain of the past into love and hope.

A Take Courage retreat is designed for ten to twelve participants. It is deferential and respectful. It is never confrontational. The retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes Sunday around noon. Lodging for two nights, meals, and materials are included in the registration fee. Registration must be received at least two weeks before the scheduled retreat.

Download our Take Courage Brochure and Registration Form to learn more. Print and complete the registration form to reserve your place for an upcoming retreat.

Upcoming Dates

  • Our March 27-29 retreat has been postponed. We will update here once we’ve finalized a new date.
  • November 6-8, 2020 at Sisters of the Presentation Motherhouse, Dubuque

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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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