Project Rachel

It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.

Through Project Rachel – the Catholic Church's post-abortion healing ministry – women can find forgiveness and peace of heart through compassionate counseling and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Project Rachel – a network of healing in the heart of the Church – was founded in 1984 by Vicki Thorn, then the diocesan pro-life director for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. As a diocese-based ministry, Project Rachel is a network of specially trained priests, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering the aftermath of abortion. Depending on diocesan resources, support groups and retreats may be offered in addition to individualized care.

For more information, please call the Office of Respect Life Social Justice at (316) 269-3935, email Bonnie Toombs, or vist