Caps from Scraps
On the last day of Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Frankfort recognize the talent and compassion of Sr. Mary-Lynn Danaher and Sr. Elaine Teders in starting the ministry “Caps from Scraps.”
“They exemplify ‘Caring for Earth, Caring for You,’ this year’s Catholic Sisters Week theme, by taking others’ scraps of yarn that would otherwise go to a landfill and using them to make caps and booties for newborn babies. Sr. Elaine delivers them to organizations caring for moms and babies with limited resources,” said Sr. Joyce Shanabarger, General Community Leader. “We thank the donors of the yarn, too, who are also showing their care for Earth and their support of moms and their babies through their thoughtfulness.”
Caps from Scraps benefits two organizations. One is The Respect Life Ministry at St. Jude Catholic Church in New Lenox. The other is Birthright of Joliet, which offers free, confidential services to any woman who is pregnant or thinks she may be pregnant, regardless of age, race, circumstances, religion, marital status or financial situation.
“Our ministry is so grateful for all of the beautiful crochet work that Sr. Mary-Lynn Danaher has done for us! We have shared her creations far and wide! She is a blessing to us and to all the pregnant women we serve!” says Doris Santschi of St. Jude Respect Life Ministry.
“All of our clients and staff admire the beautiful crocheted caps from Sr. Mary-Lynn,” added Karen Hatfield, Director of Birthright of Joliet. “Thank you, Sister, for all the tender, loving care put into each cap!”
The Caps from Scraps ministry is located at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart on their campus, St. Francis Woods, in Frankfort, Illinois.