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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

  • Baby’s name is recorded in the Book of Life, mass is said for all the unborn recorded in the book, possible printable certificate via e-mail

  • 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

  • Make Christmas ornaments memorializing your baby


  • "After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing & Hope" by: Karen Edmisten​ (See Magnolia Sweet Healing for a potentially free copy.)

  • "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



*Are you aware of other local support groups within the Diocese of Lansing?  Please email



NaPro Doctors

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Providers in MI

National Catholic Bioethics Center

  • The Center can be reached at (215877-2660, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. They answer questions free of charge for those needing to make Catholic moral decisions.

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