Prayer Shawl



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On March 14, 2017, representatives from Our Lady of the Atonement Parish presented their 2000th blanket to the Spiritual Care department.

While we may consider them ‘blankets’, June Laforet and Annemarie Bondy educated us on the Prayer Shawl Ministry of which they are a part of. Prayer Shawl Ministry began when a group of women who were studying together put their hands on the scarf draped shoulders of a friend to pray with her and to show support for her very ill husband, inspired by this, the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Our Lady of the Atonement Parish extends their support to our patients through knitted, crocheted and quilted blankets.

Patient Richard was on hand to accept along with Pat Slavik, Chaplain Spiritual Care and Karen Riddell, Director Professional Practice and Operations.