In The News
Shana Sureck/The Hartford Courant
Picture corresponds with "Comforting Cloth" article.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b05GQCUf9og - 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: suek.weebly.com
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: www.cliffroles.com
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 - www.thephoenixjournal.org - 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 - Tennessean.com
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
Fairburn UMC Knit Wits
Submitted by Pastor John Brantley
On Prayer Shawls in the wake of Katrina
From U-C: What I See
By: Rick Ufford-Chase
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
BELIEF & PRACTICE:
April 29, 2005 Episode no. 835 - Article and Video Clip
Shawl ministries touch those in need
By Fred Marion - Rocky Mount Telegram - North Carolina
Knitting prayers among the purls
By Edward Orezcchowski - The Republican - MassLive.com
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" - www.beliefnet.com
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
By SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING
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
"Stitch By Stitch - Love grows in Venice"
Prayerfully, knitters fashion shawls for the sick.
"Prayerful hearts and flying fingers"
and "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
"The Warm Embrace of Women's Empathy"
By: Susan Plese
By: Theresa Sullivan Barger
Hartford Courant August 7, 2002
"Knitting Into The Mystery Of God"
By: Susan Schenck Izard
Presence: Journal Of Spiritual Direction
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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