The Shrine of The Holy Innocents

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I saw this online and thought of how sweet it is that miscarried children can be remembered through constant prayer. You can click here to visit the link and have your child(ren) remembered.

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The Book of Life rests between statues of the Holy Family at The Church of The Holy Innocents; 128 W 37th St. NY, NY 10018.  The Shrine is dedicated in memory of the children who have died unborn.  Often children who have died before birth have no grave or headstone, and sometimes not even a name.  Here, a candle is always lit in their memory. All day long people stop to pray. On the first Monday of every month, our 12:15pm Mass is celebrated in honor of these children and for the comfort of their families. We pray that you will find peace in knowing that your child(ren) will be remembered at the Shrine and honored by all who pray here.

9 comments:

Tina Pearce said...

My Little one is remembered there...I even got a certificate and a letter...such a beautiful thing

Terri said...

How Beautiful!

aka the Mom said...

Thank you for sharing this. I'll be adding the names of our two little saints to the list.

Rachell said...

Absolutely precious!

sonja said...

That is truly beautiful. I would love to go there one day. It's wonderful that they have a special Mass, too.

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful Shrine. Thank you so much for sharing this. I put the link into my favorites.

They have a Shrine to St. Peregrine
at San Juan Capistrano Mission and I have been there several times to light candles for family member who had cancer. All survived.

Amy MEV said...

My children are remember here, all four of them. It is a beautiful witness and honor. There is another national shrine being built as well:
http://memorialsonedenhill.org/sothi/

paulsgirl1297 said...

Allison is in the book thye have and they sent us a certificate honoring her name in the book , so awesome and a great feeling to have her short life acknowledged

Holly said...

I'm glad there is a place like this!