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Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

Retreat Personal Invitation.

Rachel’s Vineyard

Post Abortion Weekend Retreats

For Men and Women Suffering After Abortion

Healing the Pain of Abortion One

Held at the Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd In the Hill Country of the Rio Grande Valley

We want no one to stay away because of the cost ~ let us know your needs. For details and to register call….

Phyllis Young ~ 956­541­2720 or 956­639­4144 or email:

“I am living proof that there is hope and healing after an abortion.”

My name is Phyllis Young. When I was 18 years old I had an abortion. It was the worst decision I made in my entire life. For almost 30 years I suffered in silence, with the shame, guilt, pain, loss and isolation that comes after an abortion. Several years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat! There I experienced the profound mercy, healing and restoration that only God can give! I was given the chance to name and give honor and dignity to the baby I lost through my choice of abortion. I now have a great passion to help others who’ve had an abortion I’ve since been trained, approved by and joined the world­wide ministry of post­abortion retreats, called Rachel’s Vineyard. Sister Nancy Boushey along with Sisters Fran and Luella have welcomed us with open arms and every means of possible support, to their Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd just outside of Rio Grande City. There they have provided us with a perfect setting for these retreats where men and women alike can come for a weekend retreat away from it all..

So, for those of you who have had an abortion and need healing (this includes men) this is your time! Consider this your personal invitation. This is your time to heal, and receive God’s forgiveness and mercy! Your time, to be rid of the pain and suffering and to start the amazing life that God has truly intended for you all along! I speak from my heart and from my own experience. Know that all has been prepared with great care and with much prayer for you.

The Benedictine Monastery is the beautiful oasis that has been chosen for these retreats. When you step onto the grounds you feel that you’re truly stepping upon holy ground. Here you will find a safe non­judgmental atmosphere in which to heal. Although this is a Catholic retreat, all are welcome. We will celebrate Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available for all who wish to participate. All meals are provided. If the cost of the retreat is an issue, please let us know. All inquires are completely confidential! Please call me at the above number or email me at the email address above! Take courage, Jesus is calling you!


Come and lay your burdens down.
Come and let the healing begin.
Jesus welcomes you … and we welcome you with open arms!

A Journey into Healing and Reconciliation

For men and women who still suffer with emotional and spiritual pain of a past abortion. A safe place to renew, rebuild, and restore your heart. Come and lay your burden down, and know the joy of the Lord!

Contact the monastery for scheduled retreat dates.

Phyllis Young at (956) 541‑2720 or (956) 639‑4144
Group size is limited. All inquiries confidential

If a person prefers to go out of the Rio Grande Valley to make a Rachel’s Vineyard visit:

Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd
Six miles NW of Rio Grande City
Fee: $135 per person ($220 for a couple)
(No one will be turned away; if you need assistance for the fee let us know)

Includes room for two nights, all meals, and materials. Please bring your own towels and a set of twin sheets
(This helps the Sisters at the Monastery)

We’ve been there. We can help.