Butterfly release honors loved ones

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The staff of Our Lady of Peace Hospice (OLP) released 200 Monarch butterflies in the courtyard of Our Lady of Peace on Thursday, Aug. 26 in memory of the lives of those who have passed in our care. Many of the butterflies remained in the courtyard following the event. A lot of people believe that Monarch butterflies represent the souls of those who have recently departed from the mortal world. Many cultures have documented them as being a sign from a guardian angel. They are looked upon as a spiritual symbol of life after death because of their metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a colorful creation that flies through the air. Therefore, they bring comfort to people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Psyche, or “soul” is the Greek word for butterfly and Greek mythology makes a connection between butterflies and human souls. (Photos submitted)

The Butterfly Release and Celebration was videotaped and will be available for viewing on the OLP website at ourladyofpeacemn.org

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