Mercy, is “the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to a hope of being loved forever despite our sins.” Pope Francis
“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.” Hosea 2:14
Those who join in this journey of faith, find hope and confidence while addressing the impact of abortion spiritually, emotionally and psychologically. They also learn that regardless of how long their healing takes, or how many battles of healing they need to engage in, they have a community of people to whom they can turn in time of need, many of whom have gone before them facing the very same battles and who will be there for them unconditionally, to encourage them on the way to true healing .
“In his journey on earth, man is never alone. The Christian especially never feels abandoned, because Jesus assures us that He does not only wait for us at the end of our long journey, but that He accompanies us in every one of our days.” Pope Francis
Entering Canaan is a multi-faceted approach to healing consisting of:
- Beginning the Journey: Days of Prayer & Healing, planting the seed of hope for those hurting.
- Fighting the Battles: Monthly Gatherings (groups) addressing specific post abortion issues.
- Hope & Healing Weekends : delving more deeply into the wounds of shame, grief, anxiety, self hatred, anger and other post abortion manifestations
- Special Gatherings: Advent, Mother’s Day and other times that may be particularly painful for those who have lost a child through abortion
- Mercy Retreats: Yearly renewal retreats to aid in continued growth and healing emotionally and spiritually
All retreats include witnesses of mercy, personal prayer, sharing and quiet time, as well as an opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.