Theresa just got back last week and wrote us about how the post-abortion pilgrimage to Poland went.
"It was so awesome! There were 16 women from around the country, each 'called' in a special way to attend the journey, each from many different ministries...Project Rachel, Rachel's Vineyard, Entering Canaan (scroll down), etc. They came from 9 states including the four corners of the continental U.S. and 'flyover' states in between too.
"Perhaps the most profound story came from M. from [a midwestern state]...I think you know that Our Lady of Czestochowa is the Patroness of our ministry because of the influence she had in my own healing (scroll down to "WITNESS"). Well, M. had had a vision of Our Lady one day last year after she had gone to confession regarding her abortion....it was a picture she had never seen before. She let it go but the picture was always in her mind although she could not find it anywhere. Then one day, she saw it on the flyer advertising the trip! It blew her away and she knew was called to come...she still cannot pronounce her name but Our Lady worked in her soul in amazing ways!
"We visited the shrines of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Divine Mercy, also went to Zakopane and Auschwitz, each with their own special significance and graces received or offered. Father Mariusz was wonderful....he has such a heart for this work!
So, this was the first in what will now become an every 1 or 2 year event...Praise and thanks be to God for allowing it to happen.