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Christmas Box Angel Vigil at St. Leonard Chapel
December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
December 6th, 7:00 pm – Christmas Box Angel Vigil at St.Leonard Chapel
The Christmas Box Angel Statue was introduced to the world in the book, “The Christmas Box”, written by author Richard Paul Evans. In the book, a woman visits an angel statue and mourns the loss of her daughter. Every year on December 6th, memorials are held at Christmas Box Angel statues around the world acknowledging parents who have suffered the loss of a child and in memory of the beloved children. The angel has come to represent a parent’s deepest grief and greatest love.
While this beautiful evening gives parents that have lost children the opportunity to come together and share, the vigil is open to anyone who has lost a loved one and would like to honor their memory.
Please join us as we come together as parents, grandparents, families and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of the precious loved ones that we have lost. The Vigil is an opportunity to grieve, and gather with others who have experienced a similar loss, but it is much more than that. It is a time to celebrate our love for each other and to celebrate God’s love for our loved ones and for those of us who grieve. Inscribed on the angel statue is the word “HOPE”. The mission of the Christmas Box Angel Vigil is to inspire hope through the words that are spoken, the stories that are shared, the music that is played, and in the prayers that are spoken. Weather permitting, we will then gather around the Christmas Box Angel statue for a time of reflection by candlelight. As part of the tradition, each family will receive a white flower to place at the base of the angel in memory of their loved one. At the conclusion of the evening, hot chocolate and cookies will be available to allow further time for conversation and sharing.
For planning purposes, RSVP to Kelly Lance at 432.6549 or KLance@chilivingcomm.org. Parents and family members who have lost a child are welcome to say a few words about their child if they wish. When you RSVP, please let us know that you would like to share.