In The News



Shana Sureck/The Hartford Courant

Picture corresponds with "Comforting Cloth" article.


National Geographic - PHOTO CONTEST 2014 "Editors Favortie Submissions - Mother and Her Baby"

January 2014 - Resident's prayer shawl survives the thousand-year flood - By: Pam Mellskog Longmont Times-Call

May 2013 -- Four Points of Prayer Shawls - Genevieve Howard

1/31/13 - The Cheshire Citizen: Shawls are not all that's created at this knit-group - By: Joy VanderLek

1/3/13 - Shawl ministry gives comfort By: Brenda Suderman - Winnepeg Free Press

11/3/12 - Interview for Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (PS4FS) - YouTube video: - Filmed by: Cozette Haggerty

Handmade Comfort - Handmade Comfort - By Susan Shelly Reading Eagle, Photos by Ben Hasting - June 2011

Wrapped In Prayer ~ Prayer shawls bring comfort to those battling cancer By: Richard Sayer

Wrapped In Prayer - Photo Show By: Richard Sayer - Also, visit Sue Kilburn site:

These shawls provide loving 'hugs' - Amy Berkowitz  - Times


Knitting Group Helps Out Needy - Mary Pelrine - Merrimack Journal ~ Merrimack, NH


"Wrapped In Love - Prayer Shawls" By: Ellen Michaud - The Saturday Evening Post, Sept/Oct 2010


"A Prayer Shawl - what's that?" By: Ann Goodwin


Threads of Healing Ministry Creates Prayer Shawls - The Indiana e-Christian News - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana (this link is diPrrectly to the site - we are not responsible for 'broken links')


The Healing Ministry of the Prayer Shawl - A reflection piece after the tragedy of Flight 3407 in Clarence, NY

  Written by: Pastor Buddy Hubbard - First Presbyterian Church - East Aurora, NY


HNP - Anthonian Magazine Article - November 2008


"Mystery of The Trinity Shawl" with shawl designer Michael Zuravel



Knitting together to love and heal - 11 Sep 2008, Written by: Marguerite Theophil



  Prayer Shawl Ministry Interview - Vicky Galo - Prayer Shawl Ministry

                        and Cliff Roles - WSRQ 1220 AM - Sarasota, Florida - "Talk of the Sun Coast"

                        August 21st, 2008 - From the main page go to:

                        Look under:  Past Guests: August 21, 2008: Vicki Galo, prayer shawls



Wood-Ridge Parish Reaches Out to the Needy With Needle-Work

   Communications - Franciscan Friars - Holy Name Province Today newsletter



Interview with Janet Bristow and web-talk show host Landon Whitsitt - - Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - Centering Prayer and Prayer Shawls This is an online audio recording which contains two interviews.  The Prayer Shawl segment Introduction begins at: 28:05 (28 minutes 5 seconds) & Ends: 43:49.  Total time: 15 minutes 44 seconds.


Ministries bind knitting, prayer one stitch at a time
For shawl ministry, comforting others is the craft at hand

By VIVI HOANG, Thursday, 05/10/07 -


  Esther Paris of Rhode Island talks about her involvement

 with the PSM - click to launch 7 minute on-line video



Others so blessed by Sew Blessed Ministry

   The Times Record - April 2007
By Laurie Doran, Special to Neighbors


Hospice volunteers knit comfort
    Shawl ministry program brings solace to patients
   By Briana Hovendick - Mile High News



Group Provides Prayer With A Twist

    Channel 5 News - WTVF Nashville, TN - February 2007



Culture Watch - Knit Local, Act Global
    Stitching for Social (and personal) change - February 2007
By Molly Marsh


Knitters see faith intertwine with craft

     Across Chicago area, congregations' shawls wrap people in prayer
By Deborah Hallman  Special to the Tribune Published January 17, 2007


Wrapping love around those in need

By Kimberly Orsborn, News Staff Writer - Mount Vernon News

September 2006


Fairburn UMC Knit Wits

Submitted by Pastor John Brantley

October 2005



On Prayer Shawls in the wake of Katrina

From U-C: What I See
Rick Ufford-Chase
September 2005



Comfort shawls: The gift of healing and peace to patients and families
By: Monique C. Savage, RN, BS
From: Healing Ministry, Volume 12, #3, Summer 2005



Shawl Ministry
April 29, 2005    Episode no. 835 - Article and Video Clip



Shawl ministries touch those in need
By Fred Marion - Rocky Mount Telegram - North Carolina
April 2005



Knitting prayers among the purls
By Edward Orezcchowski  -  The Republican -
April 2005



Shawls knit prayer and healing together



Prayer Shawl Ministry



"From Balls of Yarn, Needles and Prayers, a New Ministry" - New York Times

By Katie Zezima - November 13, 2004



Making a Difference - The Shawl Ministry, Contemplative Knitting

Creative Knitting Magazine - Fall 2004

By: Edie Eckman



"Untangling The Yarn" - Body and Soul Magazine

By Ann Hood - October 2004



"Healing Hands" - Vogue/Family Circle Easy Knitting Magazine

By Leslie Petrovski - Fall 2004



"Hands-on Spirituality" -
By Kimberly Winston - Summer 2004



"Mantles Of Love - Spiritual Development"

By: Janet Bristow

"Plain Views - An e-newsletter Connecting Chaplains and Other Spiritual Care Providers"  5/5/2004 Vol. 1, No. 7



"Shawls encircle owner in prayer"

By: Marites N. Sison

"Anglican Journal" April 2004



Wrapped in love: Women knit shawls, breathing a prayer into each stitch

For The Patriot Ledger - South Boston - February 2004



"Finding Comfort In The Cloth"

By: John Zawadzinski

"Anthonian Magazine" December 2003



"Healing Power of Prayer Shawls" - Rebecca Ortinau 

Craft 'n Things - Magazine!  Pg. 9 - "CraftHealthy Living"

Check out the October 2003 edition for an article about the Prayer Shawls.

Reprinted Article: "Cross Stitcher"  Magazine - April 2004



"A shawl that warms the heart"

By: Heather Felton

Florida Catholic

May 2003


"Stitch By Stitch - Love grows in Venice"


"Hand-knit embraces"
Prayerfully, knitters fashion shawls for the sick.

"Prayerful hearts and flying fingers"
"Reasons for knitting are many"
By: Karen Pelkey, Staff Writer
Farmington Valley Post

January 9th, 2003

"With love... prayer shawls for women suffering breast cancer."
By: Nancy Davis

West Hartford News 

October 2002

"The Warm Embrace of Women's Empathy"
By: Susan Plese

Hartford Courant

Fall 2002


"Comforting Cloth"

By: Theresa Sullivan Barger

Hartford Courant August 7, 2002


"Knitting Into The Mystery Of God"
By: Susan Schenck Izard
Presence: Journal Of Spiritual Direction
September 2000




Pictured above in Hartford Seminary's 1999 Praxis Issue are:
Victoria Galo (far left) and Janet Bristow (far right) 
They are presenting their teachers with shawls.
Donna Manocchio (center left) Assistant Director and
M. T. Winter (center right) Director of the Women's Leadership Institute at the seminary.




"Peace Shawl Warms Iraqi Hearts"



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