For the last fifteen years or so, I have been closely associated with Trinita of New Hartford, Connecticut. Trinita is a Catholic retreat center run by the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. It is predominately set up for offering inner-city families a quiet, country respite from their chaotic urban lives. I mostly work with a group of local women who gather regularly for prayer and reflection during Mornings Of Meditation, a.k.a. the MOMs!
In 2001, one of our “MOMs” was diagnosed with liver cancer. It was sudden and shocking. I felt helpless to do anything that was useful. In the midst of my fear for her, an idea popped into my head. I decided to make her a quilt that friends and family could sign. In the course of making the quilt and subsequently taking it around to acquire signatures, I walked an unforgettable and deeply moving journey. I discovered how much my friend touched others and how deeply she was loved by our community. I also observed a great deal of gratitude by all those I encountered. They were very comforted by what the quilt offered – a means to express their feelings about their friend.
ANOTHER WAY TO PRAY