Providing a final resting place for children lost in miscarriage was a major topic at the

Wings of Hope design

Wings of Hope design

August 14 meeting of the Calvary Cemetery Association meeting.

Calvary Caretaker Terry Miller has been working closely with a group called “Project Embrace” to create an area at Calvary Cemetery dedicated for children who die before birth. This special area will be known as the “Wings of Hope” section.

This special area is planned to feature a paving stone walkway and a special central monument created by Tom Miller.

Terry reported to the association that Mankato area coroners  have agreed to work together to preserve the remains of miscarried infants until burial at Calvary. Such burials would take place periodically throughout the year.

It is anticipated that work on the Wings of Hope section would begin in the fall and conclude in the spring.

Project Embrace is a ministry of St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato.

Project Embrace provides support to families who experience or have experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth, and education and awareness in the community. Contact Monica at the parish office if you have questions about the ministry or are interested in donating to this project. 507-625-3131

The Calvary Cemetery Association is the committee that oversees the operation

Calvary Cemetery Association members (left to right): Fr Tim Reker, Terry Miller, Fr John Kunz, Michelle Folk, Fred Muellerleile. Not pictured: Fr Mariano Varella, Chris Hughes, Fr Paul van de Crommert

Calvary Cemetery Association members (left to right): Fr Tim Reker, Terry Miller, Fr John Kunz, Michelle Folk, Fred Muellerleile. Not pictured: Fr Mariano Varella, Chris Hughes, Fr Paul van de Crommert

and management of the cemetery on behalf of the Diocese of Winona.

The association meets twice a year to review financial, development and management issues and projects. Typically it is comprised of clerical and lay members of the four local Catholic parishes.

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