Story and photo by Kaelanne Jordan,
Joan Moore became “immediately inspired” after reading a National Catholic Register article ‘Blanketed by Blessings’ in 2008. It told the stories of a cancer patient and a professional umpire with a heart condition that made him unable to have knee replacement surgery, leaving him in agony for 15 years.
While their illnesses differed, a striking connection existed—both recipients of prayer shawls were comforted and “healed” enough to start a prayer blanket ministry in their parish. Moore was eager to combine her love of crocheting into a prayerful ministry to those in need of solace.