Forever Loved: Grief Ministries Offer Hope for Advent, Christmas

Wendy Healy Around the Province

The holidays are difficult for those who have lost a loved one. The void left by the deceased can grow more pronounced during the festive season. To help care for those who are in mourning, ministries around the Province offer grief programs, many with special events at the end of the year. “I believe that Christmas is for healing,” Joseph Quinn, …

Grieving Parents Find Hope at Boston’s St. Anthony Shrine

Maria Hayes Around the Province

BOSTON — A parent’s world changes forever following the death of a child. Many programs that offer parents assistance in recovering from their loss are well intended, but do not address a parent’s spiritual needs. That’s where St. Anthony Shrine wants to help. The Shrine has announced that it will serve as a “home base” for the Emmaus Ministry for …