Monday, June 9, 2014

Good Morning out there! I just posted an amazing picture that is hanging on the wall at Raphael's Refuge in Flatonia, TX. I will post the other pictures that I took there later on. My husband and I stopped by Raphael's Refuge this past Friday while we were traveling. We met the wonderful woman who donated her land for this refuge to be built, she also painted the Muriel of St. Raphael on the wall. Her artwork comes from her heart, she is definitely guided by The Holy Spirit. She has beautiful, moving pictures hanging everywhere. So many people have donated their time and talents to build this refuge. Please take the time to look at the website:  or email them for more information at This refuge is a memorial for all parents and families who have lost an infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, and abortion. The walls are made up of glass squares where you can have your babies name, the date, or whatever you want etched on the glass pane. They also hope to hold healing retreats there. This is for all denominations, and has been built and funded by loving people of different denominations. I will close with a prayer that is on back of one of their cards. Bye for now, Sharla

                                        Parent's Prayer for a Departed Baby
                                        Holy Spirit, creator of life and love,
                                       thank you for breathing life into the soul
                                       of my baby. Heavenly Father, thank you for
                                       letting me play a role in my baby's creation.
                                       Lord Jesus, thank you for my baby's love.
                                          From my empty arms, I place my baby
                                       into your arms, to be held for all eternity.


  1. This is beautiful, Sharla.

  2. Needless to say, this made me cry! I really hope they can start offering retreats, losing a child at any point in thier life is devastating. Thank you for posting this!