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NEWS: The Nelsons: Ministers of Care

Sister Helena - Sunday, February 09, 2014

By Bridget Martin, Photos by Matthew Lomanno

Diocese of Manchester


Last year, while visiting the home of a seriously ill woman, Bill and Joan Nelson watched their fellow parishioner light up despite her suffering. The woman had confided in Joan that she wanted to do more for God. Aware of the woman’s beautiful writing skills, Joan suggested that she compose notes to include with prayer shawls given to the sick and dying. Over the next several weeks, the woman, amidst her own suffering, created personalized messages of comfort and prayer – fulfilling her desire to serve God while providing compassion and empathy to other parishioners. FULL ARTICLE

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