Fr Frank Pavone, Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, shares the following enthusiastic support of the world’s largest outreach to those suffering after abortion loss:
You have probably heard this by now, but I wanted to encourage you once again by passing along to you the personal encouragement of Pope Francis for Rachel’s Vineyard. On the first of September, I was in a private audience with him, and had the chance to give him the greetings of our entire Priests for Life family, including Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries around the world.
Here is what he said to me, in a very animated voice: “Rachel’s Vineyard is very good; it is an excellent work! Go forward with that!”
He was aware of Rachel’s Vineyard from Argentina, where the dedicated work of our RV team there caught the attention of the local bishops, who then made the other bishops aware of it.
Friends, the word the Pope used in speaking to me is the Italian word “Avanti!” It is a word of vigor, courage, and determined, forward-looking progress. May we all encourage one another in that spirit, and let’s pass along to everyone who knows about Rachel’s Vineyard the encouraging words of the Pope.
Fr Frank Pavone
Pastoral Director – Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries
National Director – Priests For Life