L4L: Fort Myers, FL

Events held at Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
Project Rachel Coordinator, Diocese of Venice

Sylvia Jimenez

What is Project Rachel?

Project Rachel is named for the Old Testament figure who wept over the loss of her child. Like Rachel, many women discover that the loss experienced after an abortion leaves them traumatized and inconsolable. In their experience of pain and regret, they long for a merciful and compassionate response from the Catholic Church. Project Rachel is such a response. It is an outreach of the Catholic Church to women who are struggling with the aftermath of abortion.

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Date & Location

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport
9931 Interstate Commerce Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33913
[directions]

RSVP

RSVP by June 7, 2019
Bonnie LaVigne
Luncheons4lifeleecounty@gmail.com
239-898-0687

Schedule

11:30am-1:30pm
Networking and Lunch

Sylvia Jimenez

Project Rachel Coordinator, Diocese of Venice

Sylvia has degrees in Theology and Psychology from the Univ. of Notre Dame. She has worked in Youth Ministry, Faith Formation and Respect Life Outreach at parishes in Ft. Myers and Naples.
Starting in the early 1990s, Sylvia has received ongoing training in after abortion outreach by the founder of Project Rachel as well as by the founder of Rachel’s Vineyard.

Desiring to dedicate herself to full-time pro-life work, Sylvia then worked in Miami at Human Life International’s Hispanic Division, which serves Spanishspeaking populations around the globe.
Before going to Miami, Sylvia received training by Msgr. Philip Reilly in sidewalk counseling, which quickly became her passion. But she could only do this in her spare time during her years in Miami.

Feeling called to do sidewalk counseling full-time, God opened the door for Sylvia to work as a missionary volunteer in Europe for the next 17 years. There her main work was sidewalk counseling, but as needed, she also counseled abortion-minded clients at various pregnancy resource centers, helped with pro-life conferences in many countries in Europe as well as serving on the Rachel’s Vineyard Team for Austria.

After moving back to the US, Sylvia has been working as Project Rachel Coordinator for the Diocese of Venice. She continues to do sidewalk counseling and offering training in sidewalk counseling.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECT RACHEL

RSVP

RSVP by June 7, 2019
Bonnie LaVigne
Luncheons4lifeleecounty@gmail.com
239-898-0687

Email your name to Bonnie LaVigne luncheons4lifeleecounty@gmail.com. No reservations will be accepted after 5 days out from the event. If you cannot make the luncheon, but RSVP’d you would be there, please find someone to replace you and let us know.