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. Some, but not all, Companions have experienced an abortion themselves. 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: 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:
If you would like to contact a Companion, please call us on the confidential companion lines at 614.309.0157 or 614.309.2165.
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