Diocese of Lansing A Time to Heal Retreat
A Time to Heal is a weekend specifically designed for the survivors of sexual abuse by clergy.
This weekend is facilitated be mental health professionals and is centered on Jesus Christ. We are here to assist with the complexity of the healing process. our goal is to:
- Help those who have endured sexual abuse by clergy find healing
- Help survivors experience comfort in community and fellowship
- Provide a pathway to Christ and a connection to His Church
For Registration Contact
Lisa Veenstra, LMSW Victim Assistant Coordinator
888-308-6252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 20-22, 2022
St. Francis Retreat Center
703 E. Main Street
DeWitt, MI 48820
Bishop Earl Boyea, Lisa Veenstra, LMSW, Peter Kuhl, LLMSW and Mental Health Professionals
I thank all the survivors who have come forward. It takes courage to do so. I assure you that your experience is taken seriously. For healing to occur, it is necessary for anyone who has been subject to sexual abuse to come forward. The Church is committed to helping survivors have access to the help they need to heal, both spiritually and mentally...
...To the survivors of abuse, this is not in the past. It is something they live with every day. One can never apologize enough for these sins and crimes. These were acts of pure evil. To anyone who has suffered abuse, I offer you my deepest apology. This should not have happened to you, certainly not from anyone from our Church. I’m heartbroken that you were abused by someone you should have been able to trust. I am sorry. I pray that God will bring you healing and that you may find the peace of Christ.”- From Bishop Earl Boyea
Grief to Grace Retreats
The Archdiocese of Atlanta provides retreats to promote healing for survivors of trauma.