Nursery of Heaven

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss
in the Lives of the Saints and Today’s Parents

by Cassie Everts and Patrick O’Hearn


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About Nursery of Heaven

Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss happen more often than we realize, leaving many to suffer in isolation. Nursery of Heaven is a companion to help those grieving from child loss as they search for comfort and meaning. Not only will couples be able to relate to the experiences from saints such as Louis and Zelie Martin, Gianna Molla, and Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo, they will also receive hope and consolation in their sufferings from parents who have suffered a similar loss. Along with such beautiful prayers as Blessing of Parents After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth, the Order for the Naming of an Infant Who Died Before Birth, and various Novenas, this book also provides practical wisdom for our pastors, family and friends to help those who are grieving their child find healing.

“With faith, compassion, and raw honesty, this book speaks to the hearts and souls of grieving parents from all walks of life. The scriptures, stories from the lives of the saints, and words of wisdom gained from painful personal experience all come together in a way that will help heal hearts and renew the faith of all those who grieve.”

Danielle Bean

Brand Manager, CatholicMom.com

“This book will help people understand the pain of pregnancy loss. It is helpful for those who have experienced loss to know they are not alone and helpful to those who love them in understanding this often hidden experience and how to help.”

Vicky Thorn

Foundress, Project Rachel

“For those who have suffered from infertility or still struggle with it, those who lost a child in miscarriage at any stage, or a stillborn son or daughter, these personal accounts help us all come together to honor and celebrate faith, hope, love and everlasting life.”

Sheila Liaugminas

Author, Broadcaster, Journalist
and most importantly, Mother

About the Authors

Patrick O’Hearn

FOUNDER, author

Patrick O’Hearn grew up in the Midwest and spent close to three years in a Benedictine Monastery before discerning the call to marriage. He graduated with a master’s in education from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a bachelor’s in marketing from St. Ambrose University. He is a husband and father of three children-two in Heaven. He founded Contemplative Heart Press to lead readers to a deeper union with God.

Cassie Everts


Cassie Everts is a wife, the mother to five little ones in heaven and five children on earth. She is the co-author of Nursery of Heaven: Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss in the Lives of the Saints and Today’s Parents. She blogs at Everyday Ann where she writes about faith, marriage, motherhood, infertility and adoption. Before becoming a full-time mom, she was a producer at Relevant Radio.

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