"What I wish to say to the mothers who have lost children is this: we have been mothers; we have had this great gift. The amount of time does not matter: one month, two months, a few hours. What matters is that we have had this gift…and it is something that can never be forgotten."

Servant of God Chiara Corbello Petrillow

Photography: Susan Hall Photography


Helpful Books, Articles and blogs

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After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope by Karen Edminsten

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

Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer: 10 Life-Changing Stories of Hope and Healing by Jeff Cavins and Matthew Pinto

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

Hiding in the Upper Room: How the Catholic Sacraments Healed Me from Child Loss By Kelly Breaux

For Men

Anne Among Us: First Fear...Then Miscarriage. A Catholic Father's Diary


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

For Children

Loving Baby Louie: Hope in the Midst of Grief  by David Currie and Colleen Currie (A poignant story that will help small children understand the loss of a sibling and the eternal life that awaits them in Heaven).

Helpful Sites:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

1. Blessing of Parents after Miscarriage or Stillbirth

2. Funeral readings for Child who died before Baptism

3. Funeral readings for Baptized Children

The Shrine is dedicated in Memory of 
the Children Who Have Died Unborn

Church of the Holy Innocents   

A Garden of Remembrance for your Baby

A Mom's Peace

Free Photography

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Local Resources- Fredericton, NB:


These Women Specialize in Maternal Health

Christian, Non-Catholic

Oak and Cedar 


Balanced Beginnings