Earlier this summer, we dedicated The Studios of Thistle Farms to Carlana Harwell, an integral part of the Magdalene and Thistle Farms community.
Magdalene and Thistle Farms founder, Becca Stevens, led the group in a prayer:
Almighty God, we thank you for letting us share in the healing of your world through the work of our hands. Receive the work in this place, restored and set apart for making paper and sewing, to help heal broken bodies and spirits, to give work to women, and to share the story of healing with the world. Let this space honor everyone who works here, all the volunteers, Anna, Penny, and Jennifer and to honor the work of Carlana. Peace be in these studios. Amen.
We love you, Carlana, and are grateful to you!
Love heals women, one day at a time; and, love heals family relationships, one day at a time.Thistle Farms is the miracle that my daughter Rachel needed coming out of prison having lost everything in her life. The miracle she needed provided a safe place for recovery from almost 20 years of substance abuse and addiction -- years of treatment, recovery and relapse.