Life-Giving Wounds Retreat

Life-Giving Wounds Retreat
Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 3, 2024
6:00pm (11/01) - 3:30pm (11/03)
Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, California 94025

November 1-3, 2024


A Retreat For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents

Dealing with our parents' divorce is not easy but confronting this wound with faith can allow us to find great healing. We hope that you will become part of our supportive community and receive the many graces available through this ministry.

Healing Retreat

Attending the three-day retreat is a great way to start this journey of healing. The retreat focuses on discovering our identity as children of God, although it also focuses on overcoming the effects of parental divorce, forgiving our parents, and connecting with others from this background.

This retreat has something for any adult child of divorce or separation, no matter how much healing you have received or need.

The weekend includes presentations, small group sharing, adoration, spiritual direction, and Mass. This three-day retreat is the centerpiece of this ministry.

Themes covered on the weekend include:

• Finding Our Deepest Identity
• Faith and Our Relationship with God
• Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
• Loneliness
• Anger and Anxiety
• False Guilt and Shame
• Forgiveness and Reconciliation
• Family Boundaries
• The Christian Meaning of Suffering
• Healing and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist
• and more!

Fr Luke's testimony

Please contact Ed Hopfner for updates.

Before registering, please be aware of the following:

  • All are very welcome to join us on retreat whether you are Catholic or not, but please be aware that the content of this retreat will be Catholic.

  • A team of presenters will speak about this wound and its effects, and there will be moments for you to share your experiences with others in small groups.

  • As with all retreats, everything will be treated on a strictly confidential basis.  This is a spiritual retreat, not primarily psychological, but we will have a list of counselors available as a resource outside of the retreat itself for those who are interested.

  • Healing retreats pair well with counseling and/or spiritual direction. If you are not already working through this wound with someone, we would encourage you to consider it. If you would like a recommendation, please give us a call.

Begins on Friday (Nov 1) at 6:00 pm, and ends Sunday (Nov 3) at 3:30 pm.  Includes Holy Mass, chance for confessions and Adoration.

Vigil Mass for Holy Day (Nov 1) available at 5:30pm - email Ed if you wish to attend

Registration is $425 for a single room, $375 for a double (shared) room.  Limited scholarships are available - contact Ed Hopfner


Life-Giving Wounds Retreat
Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 3, 2024
6:00pm (11/01) - 3:30pm (11/03)
Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, California 94025
Ed Hopfner
(415) 614-5547