Activist Faith

A touching story from my friends at the CNN Belief blog yesterday regarding the aftermath of the Arizona shooting:

By Eric Marrapodi and Kara Devlin

A group of Trappist monks in Iowa have donated a handmade casket to
bury 9-year-old Christina Green, the youngest victim in the Saturday
attack that killed six and wounded 13 others in Arizona.

Sam Mulgrew, the general manager of Trappist Caskets in Peosta, Iowa,
told CNN a family representative of the Greens reached out to the monks
at New Melleray Abbey near Dubuque after her death. The custom-made
casket arrived in Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday morning.

“We didn’t want to send an adult coffin that would be too big, we
wanted something just for her,” said Mulgrew, who is not a monk but who
manages the 11-year-old casket business that is part of the abbey.

read the post here.

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