A Companion is someone who has responded to God’s call to reach out to those who are experiencing the residual effects of abortion. They have the desire to inspire hope in those who are just beginning the healing process. Each Companion has been involved with Bethesda Healing Ministry for at least one year and has worked through the Healing Manual, An Experience of Hope. Some, but not all, Companions have experienced an abortion themselves. Companions work through the Healing Manual with those who are seeking healing and regularly attend the group sessions. They also attend the yearly Outreach Retreat, Mass of Comfort and Evenings of Reflection. Some Companions are open to witnessing at retreats & various assemblies. All personally seek to continue growth in their faith, spiritual maturity & healing; and actively participate in group sharing and/or facilitation.
Becoming a Companion involves careful discernment. Those who feel called to further their involvement within the ministry are invited by the current Ministry leadership to attend the annual Companion and Seminarian Formation Day which focuses on the inner-healing process. This training covers: the use of the Healing Manual, Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS), grief & loss, the importance of one’s personal relationship with Christ, our Savior, and awareness of the graces received in the Sacraments offered by the Catholic Church.
Companions may be called to:
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