Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is embarking on a new prayer/memorial area. A number of people who have lost a loved one to the current opioid crisis approached the shrine to create a Butterfly Garden of Remembrance. There will be the opportunity to honor your loved one who died with a memorial brick which would have the loved one's name and be placed in the garden permanently. It is not easy knowing that a loved one left this world due to an addiction. The garden will give family members and friends a place to reflect and pray regardless of your religion. The donation per brick will be $100. Check may be made out to XAVERIAN MISSIONARIES with Butterfly Garden in the memo of the check. Donations are partially tax deductible (to the extent of the law. Proceeds cover the cost of the making of this garden and any balance is the donation that goes to Fatima Shrine). For more information contact the Shrine Office at 508 429 2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The butterfly garden has been created to pay tribute to the life of Ryan Trant of Franklin who lost his life to an overdose in 2017. Ryan's family wanted a place to honor the spirit of Ryan and the shrine offered a tranquil and peaceful setting.
Ryan's mother, Victoria Almeida, joined Ray Auger on MyFM in the Morning to talk about it. Listen to the interview here...
To give click here.