Prayer Shawls Etc.

Prayer Shawls Etc. is a group of HM Sisters who are retired from active ministry that meets weekly at the Villa to crochet prayer shawls, blankets, and other items to donate to various organizations. The sisters began the ministry in 2015 as a way to build their own sense of community with each other as well as to offer the warmth and comfort of prayer to those who need it. The sisters pray for people as they craft their projects—weaving intentions into every stitch they make.

Finished items are donated to various organizations, such as The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley and Hospice of the Valley in Youngstown, Ohio, various shelters, and Villa Maria Community Center’s annual Christmas clothing.