spirituality http://michiganradio.org en This is what it sounds like when a neighborhood church closes http://michiganradio.org/post/what-it-sounds-when-neighborhood-church-closes <p>St. Henry’s in Lincoln Park held its first Mass on June 3, 1923 and its last Mass on March 2, 2014.</p><p>At the end of the church’s final Mass, parish members took the most important objects and walked them out the door.</p><p>The holy oils were carried by five members of the Olive family. Jackie and Bill Balmes carried out the marriage registry (they’ve been married for 65 years). Four men, including Jim Bomia and his two grandsons, lifted the crucifix off the wall (it weighed several hundred pounds), and walked it down the aisle and out the door.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 Kyle Norris 17119 at http://michiganradio.org This is what it sounds like when a neighborhood church closes U of M researchers study 'Hope' & 'Heart' http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-researchers-study-hope-heart <p>A new University of Michigan study finds a connection between <a href="http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/spiritual-heart-0801">spirituality and recovery</a> for cardiac patients. U of M researchers took cardiac patients for a four day non-denominational spiritual retreat.&nbsp;</p><p>During the retreat, the patients were encouraged to engage in meditation, guided imagery, drumming, journal writing and outdoor activities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 07 Aug 2011 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 3632 at http://michiganradio.org U of M researchers study 'Hope' & 'Heart'