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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Prayer Shawls for Nursing Mothers

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The national Prayer Shawl Ministry is spreading to many parishes around the country.  CNML would like to take part in this very special ministry by offering prayer shawls to nursing mothers.  The prayer shawl will serve as a reminder to the nursing mom that she was prayed for.  Also, it can be used as a cover-up while nursing in public! 

If you are a nursing mom and would like a prayer shawl for yourself or if you know of a pregnant or nursing mom who would benefit from one, please send an email to: catholicbreastfeeding(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Also, if you love to crochet or knit and would like to volunteer to make prayer shawls for those who request them, please also email CNML.  If there is enough interest, we will start a separate yahoo or Facebook group for the CNML prayer shawl ministry.  Prayers and and crochet/knit instructions for making prayer shawls can be found at the website link above.


  1. This seems like a wonderful ministry! I have been following this group/blog for quite some time. I am interested in starting a prayer shawl ministry within my Catholic group of friends. Another friend had the idea to give the shawl with the Theotokos Chaplet as a gift to new mothers.

    1. Amy, I am just seeing your comment now. It think that would be great for you to start a prayer shawl ministry within your group of friends! If you need any nursing mother gift bags to go with the shawls, just send me an email at: catholicbreastfeeding(at)yahoo(dot)com. I am happy to help!