One of our wonderful residents at Stonehaven of Eagan, Jan Stevens, and her Prayer Shawl Ministry from St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church, has donated the most beautiful handmade prayer shawls to give to our residents who may not be feeling well.
This generous group of approximately 20 ladies has been bringing warmth and comfort through their talented handiwork of knitting or crocheting. It started in the fall of 2003 as a ministry through the church to reach those who may need a little encouragement and joy while in the hospital or during rehabilitation. The recipients can wrap themselves in the prayer shawl and feel God’s love for them. There is a Bible verse attached to each prayer shawl. The ladies meet for two potluck dinners a year to decide what colors and styles to make and where to donate them. They also meet once a month to pray together and turn in the shawls they all made the previous month. In addition, they make small pocket-size prayer shawls to send to Guatemala as part of their ministry. Their philosophy is to “knit one, pray one, knit one, pray one …”
Stonehaven of Eagan is so grateful for the time, talent and love that the Prayer Shawl Ministry has bestowed upon our residents. We are proud to give the gift of Tapestry of Love while visiting our residents in hospitals, transitional care units, or while on hospice in their apartment.
Jan is a Charter Member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry and has been knitting since she was ten years old. We thank her kindly for including Stonehaven’s residents in the beautiful mission she and her ministry represent.