Courtesy of the author.
Just came across today the afghan
crocheted some thirty years ago. 
My mother’s hands were never still 
busily always making things. 

Her craft, much like her way of life,
took what was close at hand, 
Colours, textures, materials,
to fashion something new, unique. 

Though she’s gone for fifteen years
somehow her knitting still nurtures
in me whom she loved into life
peace, warmth, and ever grateful joy.

Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ, is pastor of St. Ignatius parish in Winnipeg.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 08:49h, 03 September Reply

    Thank you for sharing this Frank!

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 10:25h, 03 September Reply

    A mother’s love so often taken for taken for granted… a beautiful tribute.

  • Marianne Ostermann
    Posted at 10:45h, 03 September Reply

    Beautiful !! Thank you…

  • Karen Sthamann
    Posted at 10:49h, 03 September Reply

    What a beautiful tribute to your mom! ❤️

  • Margaret Manitowabi
    Posted at 07:34h, 19 September Reply

    Many prayers were also placed on this Afghan many answered I am sure. The love of mom

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