THE HOME OF BETHESDA HEALING MINISTRY & APOSTOLATE
“Now in Jerusalem, by the Sheep Gate there is a place with the Hebrew name Bethesda. Its five porticos were crowded with sick people lying there blind, lame or disabled. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, He said to him, ‘Do you want to be well?’ The sick man answered him, ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Rise, take up your mat, and walk.’” (John 5:2-8)
FIVE PORTICOS is the 9,000-square-foot former convent of the Dominican Sisters, located on the west campus of Christ the King parish in Columbus, Ohio. It takes its name from the Gospel account of the pool of Bethesda, where the sick and infirm waited under five porticos (porches) for the angel of the Lord to “stir the waters” and give the pool its healing properties. The “Five Porticos” home of Bethesda Healing Ministry is a place where women and men may find healing from the wounds of abortion.
The primary purpose of our home is to provide a warm and welcoming haven for ministry functions which directly serve those who seek healing from post-abortion trauma. As with most homes, the kitchen and dining room are the center of hospitality, where we share food and fellowship prior to our evening ministry sessions. Our lovely chapel is the heart of our home, and the sacred abode of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It is there that our teams and those who come for assistance seek time to pray. Adjacent to the chapel, our community room accommodates the opening and closing sessions of ministry meetings; the breakout sessions are held in smaller gathering rooms.
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