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Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

  • Sartell Community Center 850 19th Street South Sartell, MN, 56377 United States (map)

Sartell’s Angel of Hope is located near Lake Francis just south of Scout Drive off of Pinecone Road South and will be accessed via paved trail from the new community center parking lot. What Would Bri Do, Inc donated the angel to create a memorial where mourning parents and families can find a place of solace. The Christmas Box Angel of Hope was first introduced to the world in the international best-selling book and hit television movie "The Christmas Box," written by Richard Paul Evans. The Original Angel of Hope statue, inspired by the book, was dedicated on December 6, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since the placement of this first statue, it has become known as a place of hope and healing for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child.

Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil will be held on December 6th. A small service will start indoors at the Sartell Community Center at 6:30 pm with the vigil taking place at the base of the Angel at approximately 7 pm. Families will be provided a white flower to place in memory of their loved one. If the weather is too cold the whole event will be held indoors and individuals can choose to go to the Angel of Hope if they desire. Light refreshments will be served following the vigil. Remember everyone is a child of someone so you can attend in memory of your child, friend, neighbor or your family.

We would like to put together a slideshow of those that you are attending in memory of. If you are interested in submitting a photo of your loved one please email your photo to candlelightvigilsartell@gmail.com. Deadline to submit a photo will be 12/3 allowing us enough time to put the video together. When submitting your photo please include your loved ones name.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Brenda at (320) 761-1179 or send an email to candlelightvigilsartell@gmail.com.

Please dress according to the weather!

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