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Virtual Healing Retreat

April 22 – 23, 2022

For women healing from betrayal trauma

Hope's Garden testimonials

Hope is a flower always in bloom.

Gather with us this Divine Mercy Weekend as we lay our pain, our sorrow and our betrayals at the Lord’s feet. With expectant faith, let us open our hands and our hearts to receive His merciful outpouring. Join us for this powerful virtual retreat experience: talks, meditations, small group healing prayer,
Q&A Panel, Adoration.

Hope Blooms healing retreats are offered in partnership with Integrity Restored.


The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

– Psalm 34:18

Retreat Team

Father Hoffa
Father Hoffa
Laura Ercolino
Laura Ercolino
De Yarrison
De Yarrison
Bonnie West
Bonnie West
Marian West

What Women Are Saying About Hope Blooms…

Hope’s Garden has been an indescribable blessing. I am learning so much, most of which is non-verbal. My heart is healing because of the language of True Love.

My life has forever changed since I connected with Hope’s Garden. I am grateful that I was led here.

I am learning the importance of community. I don’t have to hide and isolate…

The healing prayer gives me comfort and reassurance of my goodness in Christ.

Thank you for the Roses groups. I am very grateful for the help I am receiving.

Since I am not able to speak about my situation with a lot of people, this has provided a safe & prayerful space for me.

I am thankful for all the support and prayer I have received in Hope’s Garden.

I received a lot of healing and courage to tell my husband what I am going through.

The spiritual direction given by the priest was wonderful and focused on the elements needed for my healing.

I finally felt understood, loved and cared for. I also felt free to share my story and to ask for prayers.

I felt a bond between the women that is so crucial to my healing. I am not alone!

Jesus has taken me up the mountain and is now revealing Himself to me in a new and indescribable way.

My prayer life has become more meaningful as I am more actively listening and sharing what is in my heart.

I am experiencing a deeper peace, even during these chaotic times.

I felt Him deep in my soul share how He had guided me through everything in my life’s journey to get me to this day, time and union with Him.

I am His and He is mine. I am a new creation in Christ!

I have a sincere desire to please my Beloved Bridegroom. Things that used to distract are fading away.

Everything is different since my consecration to the Bridegroom…the way He speaks to me…the way I hear Him. He is now MY Bridegroom!

Consecrating myself to the Bridegroom has been freeing, solidifying, grounding, securing and integrating.

You’ve given me comfort and reassured me of my goodness in Christ. I don’t have to hide and isolate anymore.

Your intercessory prayer was so special. I could tell it was led by the Holy Spirit because of how it moved me.

I finally felt understood, loved and cared for. I also felt free to share my story and to ask for prayers.

You’ve helped me gain much understanding of myself, the wounds and spiritual attacks I battle with and to have hope that I can live more freely.

My heart has opened up to experience the profoundly intimate, unfathomable love of Christ the Bridegroom.

I do not know where this path is leading or what specifics are on it, but I know I have been led here to you. I am not forgotten or forsaken.

My heart and soul are hungry, open, and ready as I have given Him my “Yes” to whatever He wills for me.

I look forward to sitting at the feet of the Bridegroom and listening and learning all He has for me.

Important Notes

Please plan to attend the entire retreat, as talks and activities build upon one another and, as our sense of safety is essential, it is important for retreatants to meet one another at the start of the retreat.

To get the maximum benefit from your time on this retreat, we highly suggest that you participate from a private space. Consider treating yourself to a couple of days away at a hotel or retreat center.

Hope Blooms Schedule

Friday April 22, 1pm ET – 9pm ET

Welcome, Introductions, Confidentiality
Safety, Triggers and Attending to our Hearts, Opening Talks by Laura and De
You are seen, known and loved with Father Hoffa
Small Groups
Dinner Break with special guest, Jim O’Day of Integrity Restored
The Impacts of Trauma: physically, emotionally, spiritually
Our Interior Garden: Uprooting Lies & Untwisting Distortions
Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday April 23, 10am ET – 5pm ET

Opening Movement with Marian
Understanding the Roots of Shame & Narcissism with Bonnie West
Small Groups
Personal Reflection Time, Lunch Break
Freedom through Forgiveness
Boundaries: what, how and why
Q&A Panel
Small Groups
Take-home Skills, What Comes Next, Closing

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