"Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing,symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God.They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace,mother, hug, shelter and beautify.Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles..." Written in 1998 by: Janet Severi Bristow Copyright ©2018
Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; prayer or meditation; commitment or marriage ceremonies; birthing, nursing a baby; bridal shower or wedding gift; leading ritual; first menses or crooning rites of passage; during an illness and recovery; ministering to others; graduation, birthday, anniversary, ordination, holiday gifts; or just socializing...there are endless possibilities!
"Lord, Bless these needles that they stay strong and light so they don't tire the hands that wield them;Bless this yarn with strength and softness that it will form a cloth of warmth and comfort; Bless these hands with strength and skill so they may make well-crafted gifts; Bless this heart with strength and perseverance so I will see this work through to bring comfort to those in need; But most of all dear Lord, Bless the wearer of this cloth with strength and comfort that their burdens may be lightened and their hearts gladdened with the realization that they are loved. Psalm 90:17 Let the favour of the Lord our God be upon us and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands. " -St. Patrick Church - Starting Prayer - © 2018 All rights reserved by Darcy Horon -Siepman