A wave of light throughout the world

A wave of light throughout the world

Each year all around the world on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, candles are lit to honour and remember a baby who has died. The result is a wave of light around the world. 

At Mater Mothers, we are very fortunate to celebrate the joy of new life, but, unfortunately, among the joy there is sadness for those families whose pregnancy has resulted in loss.

On Saturday 15 October 2022, Mater will host our annual Wave of Light Ceremony to compassionately remember, acknowledge and support those families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or baby in the last year. Candles are lit to honour and remember them, and the result is a wave of light.

This year, the event will be held at the Chapel of St Laurence O'Toole, St Laurence’s College.

We welcome anybody within our community who would like to attend the Wave of Light Ceremony to please RSVP by Friday 30 September. RSVPs are essential due to venue capacity.

Please RSVP to avoid disappointment.   

If you are unable to attend but would like a candle to be lit in memory of your baby, please email mmh.bereavement.support@mater.org.au and we will ensure your request is acknowledged and carried out.

You are also welcome to follow and comment or post photos of your candles to our Facebook event, which you can find here. You may also choose to use the hashtag #WaveOfLight.

Our thoughts are with all members of our community who have experienced a loss of a baby.

Event details

Name:             Wave of Light Ceremony
Time:               Arrive at 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start
Date:               Saturday 15 October 2022
Venue:             Chapel of St Laurence O'Toole, St Laurence’s College, 82 Stephens Road, South            Brisbane
Directions:       View map here

RSVP details
Please RSVP by Friday 30 September via email mmh.bereavement.support@mater.org.au or phone 07 3163 6621.

Bereavement Support Services
If you are a grieving parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, co-worker or friend, we have some resources to help. Click here. Remember each situation is different and there is no right or wrong way when dealing with the loss of a baby. Be patient, be kind and seek professional assistance if you need to.

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