The Lazarus Ministry recently buried nine people in a new plot that was kindly donated to the Shrine by a family who was no longer planning to use the space.  Due to their generosity, the couple (pictured) gave this special ministry the opportunity to bury five adults and four infants.  Included were the remains of a former addict and homeless person who was on the road to recovery when he suddenly died; and a woman who had been cremated, but was left abandoned at a local area funeral home by her family over ten years ago.  It was wonderful to be able to give these individuals a final, proper and dignified resting place.  Fr Barry Langley, OFM gave the graveside blessing.