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Prayer Shawl Ministry provides warmth, healing through handiwork

August 28, 2013

[By Emmalee C. Torisk – – Youngstown, OH]

Shawl ministry knits participants to recipients

Almost six years after founding the Ursuline Sisters’ Prayer Shawl Ministry, Eileen Novotny remains awed by members’ generosity.

Not only do members often spend their own money on quality yarn that will hold up after repeated washings, but they also spend hours of their time — usually about 30 to 40 on each shawl they knit or crochet — to bring comfort to those who are suffering, she said.

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