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Hope's Garden testimonials

Hope is a flower always in bloom.

Gather with us 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.

Upcoming retreat dates will be announced soon.

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

– Psalm 34:18

Retreat Team

Father Stalla
Laura Ercolino, Foundress of Hope's Garden
Laura Ercolino
De Yarrison
De Yarrison
Bonnie West
Bonnie West
Marian West

What Women Are Saying About Hope Blooms…

I can’t tell you how much it has helped me just to know that you all are here to reach out to and walk with through these heavy crosses.

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!

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.

Outline of the 2-Day Virtual Retreat Format


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 / Father Stalla
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


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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