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Unlocking the Door and Accepting His Mercy and Love

“We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son Jesus.”

– St. John Paul II


Hope & Healing After Abortion

“My sin caused me to go inward, placing a shield around my heart. I felt unworthy of love, especially from Our Lord. But He makes all things new. His love and mercy penetrated my heart so deeply. My heart is no longer imprisoned by pain and self-hatred, but is now wide open to receive and give love.”

– Mary Elizabeth*

* Name changed for anonymity.


You are not alone.

“Fear not, for I am with you”(Is 41:10).

There is no sin or darkness greater than the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. No matter where we are in life, no matter what we have suffered, no matter what sins we have committed or mistakes we have made, God is hastening after us with His mercy. We are not the sum of our failures. As our founder, Cardinal O’Connor said, “If there be anyone suffering … from past or present problems, past or present sins, if we fear that we are not pure and holy before Almighty God, if our sense of unworthiness so overcomes us that it separates us from Christ, [know] that Mary is beckoning us toward Christ by way of the confessional, telling us where we can find the lost Christ. Mary found Him in the temple. We find Him in the confessional where in an instant those words of the Scriptures come true: “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool” (Is 1:18).

We have the incredible privilege of walking the road of healing with women suffering after abortion, through accompaniment and retreats. God has a unique and exquisite plan of healing for each woman, one that liberates and restores. Be not afraid! Jesus is waiting for you with His love.


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Originally printed in IMPRINT Magazine Fall 2021.