A Future Full of Hope: According to Your Word is a prayer service for couples struggling with infertility or for those who want to pray for them!
The Diet Mentality is destroying women, physically, emotionally and spirituality. Learn about the Lenten Lifestyle that celebrates God’s design for women and the ways He intended to keep us healthy, beautiful and captivating!
Rejoice is the educational and support movement for expectant parents or any parent desiring a little extra support or insight. Educational programs begin during pregnancy and educate about pregnancy, the labor process, breastfeeding and then care of the infant. Designed as a group study, women (and men in some sessions) with similar due dates come together to not only learn what to expect but to support one another. After the birth experience, child development classes, lactation consulting, parenting classes, organizational strategies, and nutrition classes assist parents in surviving the many pitfalls of parenting as well retaining ones own identity in their new role as mother or father.
Sarah’s Hope & Abraham’s Promise is the Movement that heals the ache from infertility and pregnancy loss. Support groups and study curriculums help reclaim hope, joy and ultimately fruitfulness. Infertility Programs not only offer support and hope but also educate on the bioethical issues associated with fertility treatments. As an alternative, SHAP teaches NaPro Technology as the most viable option for preserving the health of the female and male bodies as well as preserving the dignity of the marital act and the child to be.
For those who have suffered a pregnancy or early child loss our Pierced division assists in finding joy amidst the grief. Retreats and support groups and being planned as well as a crisis team to help in the immediate period of loss.
Lastly, our Destined division assists families who desire adoption. Providing education about the adoption process as well as programs to support adoptive parents/children (including generational healing programs), adoptive families can find more wholeness and intimacy within their new family.
A broken marriage means shattered dreams and the loss of a future. For children, it means the loss of stability, anxiety and anger. Most feel divorce is the only solution while others feel they must stay in an unhappy marriage. The Rabboni Institue, however, focus on reclaiming love and deep intimacy within the relationship. Whether from infidelity, addiction, infertility, economic or familial stressors, anger issues or simply “falling out of love,” there is always hope. In his Theology of the Body, Saint John Paul II discusses the importance of original solitude before finding communion. Therefore, the Keeping Faith movement goes back to the beginning to discover each individual’s brokenness and how this affects the current relationship. Only after one has peace within him or herself is he or she able to give to another. After the healing process begins, we focus on the true meaning of marriage and its sacramentality, forgiveness, communication, the inherent gift of complementarity, and healing for any children involved.
For those already suffering from a failed marriage,the Keeping Faith movement also offers healing programs that guide divorced men and women toward healing as they journey through the annulment process. In doing so, each individual learns about God’s original plan for love and forgiveness. The program then assists these men and women in discerning the next vocation, estoring friendship with a former spouse and leading their children to wholeness.
There are few things in life with a stronger grip on one’s soul than addiction. And there are fewer things more destructive to oneself, marriage and family. But there is always hope! The Surrender movement is specifically designed for those struggling with an addiction of any form. Our aim is to find release and ultimately freedom to desire what is good.
Whether it be cancer, obesity, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, gastrointestinal illnesses, autoimmune diseases, recurrent injury or fatigue, nutrition and exercise should always be the first step in a treatment plan. The current western diet is significantly deficient in macronutrients as well as many micronutrients and overburdened with processed food and sugar. The One Bad Apple movement teaches a healthy lifestyle that promotes delicious whole foods that retain their nutrition and goodness as originally created. One Bad Apple offers nutritional educational programs, cooking classes, meal plans and exercise programs to help restore a healthy balance. There will also be subdivisions for weight loss as well as for eating disorders. However, the goal is to move away from diets and unhealthy eating patterns but instead determine the root cause of illness and train the bodies, intellects and wills to desire what is “good” as God designed it.
After the fall from Grace, Adam and Eve are told they must cultivate and care for their world. Many see this as a punishment, but RILH sees this directive as an instruction on how to find wholeness and fulfillment; for humans only find peace and clarity in their service to others, the world and their environment. At its core, the Cultivate & Care movement is one of discernment and humility. It directs us to find the answer to the question, “How can I reach my full potential?” or “How am I called to Cultivate?”. However, the Cultivate & Care movement pushes us further to ensure we can also honestly answer “no” when asked “Is my success at the expense of another?” or “yes” when asked, “In achieving my success, do I also care and protect the resources and people around me?”
To teach these principles, the Cultivate & Care movement brings us back to the Garden in a literal way. In coordination with the retreat center, participants learn about farming and gardening in a way that protects the resources we have been given and allows us to discern what practices best promote environmental sustainability. Ultimately Cultivate and Care allows us to produce but also protect God’s original design for our earth and its inhabitants.
Participants will actually cultivate the garden, prepare their food, care for the animals and participate in facility improvement projects. By partaking in this fruitful and creative process, retreat and seminar participants learn about proper nutrition; a greater appreciation for our resources, fellow man and animals; and improved health offered by physical labor and whole foods. Additionally, they are equipped with life skills that increase their sense of self-worth, that decrease the anxiety associated with dependency on the market system, and help them to avoid the grasping, gluttonous nature of our modern world. In the end, the intertwined spiritual components will ultimately promote self-esteem, educate on work ethic and foster discernment regarding one’s natural gifts that will bring them the most joy.