Theresa is the co-developer with The Sisters of Life of “Entering Canaan – a Sacramental Journey to an Inheritance of Mercy”, a post abortion ministry published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which consists of day retreats, weekends, monthly gatherings and special retreats.
In addition to the women’s ministry, she also developed, with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, specialized days for men, siblings of aborted babies and those who aborted as a result of an adverse diagnosis.
Having experienced abortion herself, her journey of healing has inspired many works across the country and the world, including “An Afternoon of Prayerful Remembrance and Intercession“, a prayer service she developed with the Family Life Office of New York, which has been televised by EWTN and conducted by many diocese across the country.
Theresa’s articles on healing can be found in many publications including, Aleteia, Catholic Online, Catholic Exchange, National Catholic Register,The Post Abortion review, and others. She can be seen in segments of EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime speaking of healing as well as many venues including radio .
Theresa also authored a book of meditations, “A Journey to Healing Through Divine Mercy”, to assist those suffering from abortion on their healing journey published by Marian Press This book of meditations assists those through reflections on real issues faced in the healing journey.
Theresa is available for public speaking and to conduct workshops on various issues related to healing. She currently is the Director of Lumina/Hope & Healing after Abortion. a program of Good Counsel Homes
In 2001, Reclaiming Our Children, or ROC, a 501C3, was formed and incorporated as the lay apostolate of the “Entering Canaan” ministry.
In June 2002, Theresa was the recipient of the 2nd Annual John Cardinal O’Connor Award for her work with those who are post abortive. She currently is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors Post Abortion Division and also serves on the Advisory Board of Be Not Afraid, a ministry for those who have received an adverse pregnancy diagnosis.
Theresa currently blogs at www.reclaimingourchildren.typepad.com.
Jesus we trust in You!
Our Lady of Czestochowa, pray for us!
Theresa’s testimony : “Divine Mercy in My Soul”