Healing and Ongoing Support

"He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 25:8

Ways to Memorialize

    Have a mass said for your family

    Speak with your parish priest

    Shrine of the Holy Innocents

    Name your baby

    Plant a tree

    Talk about your baby with siblings; include the child in the family count; talk about the child by name

    Ask your baby to intercede for your family with prayers

    Memorial jewelry

    Memorial/prayer garden

    Keepsake boxes/Home memorials

    Journal/Write letters to baby

    Honor baby on birthday or due date

    Christmas ornaments


    After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing & Hope 
    by: Karen Edmisten

    Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey Through Miscarriage 
    by: Laura Kelly Fanucci & Franco David Fanucci

    Blessed Is the Fruit of Thy Womb: Rosary Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss 
    by: Heidi Indahl

    Nursery of Heaven: Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss In the Lives of the Saints and Today’s Parents 
    by: Patrick O’Hearn and Cassie Everts

    Empty Arms 
    by: Pam Vredevelt 

    A Grief Observed 
    by: C.S. Lewis

Websites/Support Groups

    To the Moon and Back Ministry - St. Mary Parish, Westphalia


    Springs in the Desert

    Red Bird Ministries 

    Ele's Place


*Are you aware of other local support groups within the Diocese of Lansing? 
 Please email  ourlittleonesministry@outlook.com



NaPro Doctors

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Providers in MI

National Catholic Bioethics Center

  • Call the Center at 215-877-2660, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.  
  • They answer questions free of charge for those needing to make Catholic moral decisions.