SMC to Host Animal Companion Remembrance 060516

(PUEBLO, COLO.) St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center will host an Animal Companion Remembrance service on Sunday, June 5, at 2:30 pm in the hospitals St. Therese Chapel, 1008 Minnequa Ave.The service is co-sponsored by Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors Inc., and includes live music, poetry, prayer, reflection, candle lighting, and fellowship designed to honor the life, love, humor, loyalty, and solace animal companions provide.

All who have experienced the loss of an animal companion whether it be a family animal, zoo animal, service animal or working animal are invited to attend. While the loss of an animal companion at any age can be a difficult emotional and spiritual experience, the service is offered to help individuals in overcoming their loss by reflecting upon and cherishing the memories these special creatures have brought to their lives.

This service is a warm and a healing experience for those who have lost their beloved animal companions, and may help them honor the memory of the important animals in their lives, said Rev. Linda Stetter, director, mission and spiritual care, St. Mary-Corwin. All are invited to join us in sharing the special memories of their lost companions regardless of faith tradition or belief system.

Participants are encouraged to bring a small memento of their animal companion including a leash, urn, photo, toy, etc., to be placed on the altar at the beginning of the service. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Bishops Conference Room located across from the chapel. For more information, contact Linda Stetter at 719-557-5246.

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