Remembrance Tiles

Dear Patrons and Friends,

The Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit are assembling a “Permanent Prayer Wall” in the sacristy of our Friary Chapel as part of our renovation.  We are mounting tiles to the walls in the niche where the priest says his vesting prayers before Holy Mass. We will remember the names and intentions inscribed on the tiles in our prayers and masses.  

This feature in our chapel because will be a powerful representation of our patrons who have given donations to rebuild the Church.  God called St. Francis to rebuild his Church and we as Franciscans, with your prayers and gifts, continue that same mission here on the Native American Reservations.

For a $500 gift to our chapel renovation, your remembrance tile will be crafted and installed as an indelible part of our Friary Chapel.

If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit and write "Prayer Wall" in the memo.

These gray marble tiles are 6”x3”x1/2” and will be custom cut by the Franciscan friars, with hand-engraving completed by our novices in the inscription of your choice.  

Inscription examples:  

  • “In memory of John Doe”
  • “For the John Doe family.”
  • “In thanksgiving for the ordination of Fr. Karol Wojtyla.”
  • “In thanksgiving for my healing from cancer.”

(Please, no more than 50 characters on each tile. Also, while we love animals here on the Rez, please no inscriptions in honor of pets. People only!)

Many young Franciscan novices will “become fire” here in this beautiful chapel and will be sent out to set fire to the Church and the world!  This chapel will also be a prototype for the renovation of the eleven Native American Churches which Bishop Olmsted has called us to make “gems in the desert.”

For a $500 gift to our chapel renovation, your remembrance tile will be crafted and installed as an indelible part of our Friary Chapel. To secure your place on the Permanent Prayer Wall, follow the link. If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit and write "Prayer Wall" in the memo. On a separate piece of paper, include a typed or legibly written note with the wording for your tile's inscription.

Please note, due to space; the Permanent Prayer Wall will consist of no more than 50 remembrance tiles. As such, your timely response is necessary.

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution.

Sincerely,
Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS