We would love for you to join us at this very special "Mothers Day Angel Brunch" Event!

You are welcome to invite as many Supportive Women to join you as you would like.

This adult women's only event will be held on:

Saturday May 6, 2017

10:00 am 

At the Congregational Parish House, located next door to the IRIS House

218 NW 3rd Ave., Faribault, MN 55021

The morning begins at 10 am with Suzanne Schwichtenberg from Gallery on the Go guiding us through painting of the beautiful forget-me-nots shown. (You will pick the colors of your forget-me-nots.)

Brunch, provided by Kelly and Ron Landsverk,  will  follow the painting event.

Payment Information:

  • Paid Reservations will be accepted through April 30, 2017
  • Fee: $30 per person + $3 processing fee if paying by credit card
  • Online payment is OPEN!
  • Make a check Payable to IRIS and mail to the address above with the names of those attending
  • Call the IRIS office to make a credit card payment
  • Visit us at the IRIS office to make payment
  • Would you like to join us but need financial assistance? Several Scholarships are available, please contact Diana at the IRIS office (507) 334-4748

“A Parent’s Love Never Dies”…… is a special project, it's also a committee, and it's a feeling that every parent who has ever lost a child knows.

Infants Remembered in Silence, Inc. (IRIS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose empathetic work is to reach out to those who have lost a baby/child. The project is a life sized bronze sculpture of an angel weeping over an empty cradle; it is a powerful image and a touching memorial for any children that have been lost.  It is our plan to place this breathtaking statue “I Knew You in the Womb” by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz, in front of the IRIS house in Faribault, MN.

Every child's life has infinite value, and whether they are miscarried, stillborn, die in the womb, die soon or long after birth, they are forever loved and remembered. Our hope is to create a place, a memorial, where all parents can go to reflect, to remember, to find comfort and healing. This powerful, timeless monument to our forever children will be available at anytime, 24-hours a day.

This bronze statue, pictured above, is life size.  It is approximately 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 6 feet long. The Angel and empty cradle weigh approximately 700 pounds. The cost is great, but the value to grieving loved ones is priceless.  Having a place to go in peaceful contemplation, a place to leave a note or flower for a lost child is beyond any price. Please share this request with anyone you know that would feel its importance and may wish to contribute to the worthy project.  We hope to raise $100,000 this winter to complete the project.

To make your tax deductable donation, make your check payable to:  “IRIS Statue” and send to 218 Third Avenue NW, Faribault, MN 55021. If you prefer you can use a credit card to make your donation online simply click on the "Donate" button on the right side of the page or visit our Gofundme Page - “A Parent’s Love Never Dies”. Be sure to let us know who the donation is in memory of. You are also welcome to call the IRIS Office at (507) 334-4748 to make a Credit Card donation or if you have additional questions. Your donation of any size is needed and very much appreciated. 

As an additional fundraiser IRIS is selling a solid resin-stone cast that is coated in a realistic bronze finish and is mounted on a solid matt black base. Timothy personally sculpts every original small masterpiece complete with his signature or monogram. Each replica is detailed by hand to the exacting standards of this modern day master sculptor. Each miniature replica is 7.75" H x 4.5" W X 8" D, weighs approx 5 pounds 8oz and can be personalized with your child's name, date, etc. For more information or to order the miniature sculpture stop into the IRIS office or scroll down on the IRIS Home page to order online.

Please join us in making a donation to this special project in honor of your child.

With many thanks

Diana Kelley - IRIS Founder and Executive Director

Lori Mickelson - IRIS Administrative Assistant

IRIS Board of Directors 

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Offering parents, families, friends and professionals support, education and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness and all other types of infant and early childhood death.