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Mary’s quilt was the brain child of Jennifer Wrzosek, a retired teacher in our district, and the work of many dedicated people in our community. Jennifer traveled to Mexico City for the canonization of St. Juan Diago. It was on that trip that she met people who belonged to a group called Prayers for Life. This group was encouraging communities and families to pray the rosary for the sanctity of life and to end abortion. The group asked Jennifer if she would be interested in joining the Prayers for life community.

Then in 2002, Pope John Paul II, now St. John Paul II, announced the year of the Rosary. At the time, Jennifer worked at St. Patrick School. The students and staff at the school pledged to say 50 rosaries for the sanctity of life and to end abortion. They completed their rosaries and decided to make a ‘Quilt of Prayer’ to conclude the project. Angie Ruptash graciously agreed to make the quilt for the school. The quilt was designed by Pat Hunt and Cathy Morin. In the middle is the image of our lady of Guadalupe, because she is the defender of the unborn.

Jennifer than had the very special honor of joining other members of the Prayers for Life group on a visit to Italy and in Pompeii, at the Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary, the quilt, along with others from across North America, was blessed by Pope John Paul II.

The following are activities, information and lessons that can be used to better help students understand the story behind, Mary’s Quilt. They can be used at any time.

Information on the Quilt

Information/Resources on the Rosary

Information/Resources on Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Mary’s quilt was the brain child of Jennifer Wrzosek, a retired teacher in our district, and the work of many dedicated people in our community. Jennifer traveled to Mexico City for the canonization of St. Juan Diago. It was on that trip that she met people who belonged to a group called Prayers for Life. This group was encouraging communities and families to pray the rosary for the sanctity of life and to end abortion. The group asked Jennifer if she would be interested in joining the Prayers for life community.

Then in 2002, Pope John Paul II, now St. John Paul II, announced the year of the Rosary. At the time, Jennifer worked at St. Patrick School. The students and staff at the school pledged to say 50 rosaries for the sanctity of life and to end abortion. They completed their rosaries and decided to make a ‘Quilt of Prayer’ to conclude the project. Angie Ruptash graciously agreed to make the quilt for the school. The quilt was designed by Pat Hunt and Cathy Morin. In the middle is the image of our lady of Guadalupe, because she is the defender of the unborn.

Jennifer than had the very special honor of joining other members of the Prayers for Life group on a visit to Italy and in Pompeii, at the Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary, the quilt, along with others from across North America, was blessed by Pope John Paul II.

The following are activities, information and lessons that can be used to better help students understand the story behind, Mary’s Quilt. They can be used at any time.

Information on the Quilt

Information/Resources on the Rosary

Information/Resources on Our Lady of Guadalupe