Theresa Bonopartis has been involved in abortion healing ministry for over twenty years and currently directs Lumina, a post abortion program under the arm of Good Counsel Homes which were founded by Christopher Bell and Rev. Benedict Groeschel, CFR. http://www.goodcounselhomes.org/
Lumina refers those suffering from a past abortion to the help they need in order to heal. In addition to referrals, Theresa, along with Rev Mariusz Koch, CFR conducts training seminars on abortion healing for clergy. She also does public speaking, seminars and outreach in order to increase awareness of abortion trauma.
Theresa has done extensive public speaking engagements in the Unites States and beyond and has been a guest on many radio and TV shows including EWTN. Her articles have been published in The Post Abortion Review; a publication of the Elliot Institute, Celebrate Life, an American Life League publication, National Catholic Register, Mind and Spirit and Aleteia. She is also a contributor at The Federalist. and author of a book of meditations on healing from abortion “A Journey to Healing Through Divine Mercy” published by Marian Press.
Theresa shares her personal story of abortion and her healing journey and is active in Operation Outcry, and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a group speaking out about the harm of abortions in hopes of getting others to come forward for healing.
Theresa is the co-developer of the Entering Canaan ministry originally begun with The Sisters of Life for women suffering from abortion. The manual of their co-authored healing ministry was published for distribution by the United Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2004. Since that time, the ministry has expanded as Theresa and Father Mariusz Koch, CFR,, along with Rev George Stewart, began “Days of Prayer & Healing” for men.
A retreat for siblings of aborted babies, the only one of its kind, was developed ten years ago and is directed along with Rev Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, and Michael Corsini. This retreat addresses the many dynamics of this loss and is attended by people across the country and Canada.
The Prayer Service “An Afternoon of Prayer Remembrance” , which she developed with the Family Life Office of New York has been held in multiple diocese across the country including St Patrick’s Cathedral, in NYC, and The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. It also has been televised on EWTN.
Her greatest joy is spreading the message of the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ who is Mercy Himself!