Post Author: Beth Boisvert
Editor's Note: Be sure to visit Beth's Etsy shop to view even more stoles, and read her beautiful meditations on the meaning and symbolism of each. If you are like me you will be coveting the unique and playful "Relaxed Fit" stole for ordinary time!
These stoles are pieces of art. Like most art, these pieces have absorbed many emotions through their creation: hopes and frustrations, dreams and disappointments. These artistic endeavors retain impressions of me in each stitch. But these are not simply pieces of art, not merely pieces of cloth put together in a creative way. They are stoles, and a prayer shawl: holy garments. These stoles will be worn in ministry to God’s people. They will acquire more imprints of the wearer, of the people she encounters, and of the situations in which they are worn. Before this, however, I make another contribution to the memories woven into the fabric of these garments by blessing them.
Beth Boisvert graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 2008. This month, she begins her first call as Associate Pastor of a United Church of Christ congregation in Massachusetts.
Image by: Beth Boisvert
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