Angie Farrenkothen on abortion, healing and being Catholic

Angie suffered the trauma of an abortion at the age of 23. Today, she runs Rachel’s Vineyard in South Africa, a retreat for women and men who have suffered the same trauma.

Ricardo da Silva SJ met with Angie at her home in Cape Town to speak about the trauma of abortion, healing, divorce and being Catholic.

Fr Ricardo da Silva SJ

Fr Ricardo da Silva SJ was born in Coimbra, Portugal and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He had a career in marketing, communications and brand management before joining the Jesuits in 2007 and has studied communications (SA), philosophy (UK), theology (Brazil) and journalism (USA). He is passionate about liturgical music, communications, and ethics and takes delight in good company and food. He has ministered to a wide range of people in many different contexts, from the elderly to high school and university students, refugees, migrants and the homeless. He has just completed the foundational Master of Science degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. @ricdssj
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