“Holding the Light” vigil at Sanford on Monday

Sanford Health will host a “Holding the Light” candlelight vigil Monday evening.

“This pandemic has been hard for all of us, especially for those in health care,” shared Theresa Gehrke-Herwynen, chaplain for the Bemidji region of Sanford Health.

“As we head into this winter and continue through this current wave, we wanted to invite community members to join us for a candlelight vigil and silent prayers in support of our area’s health caregivers during this difficult time, patients who are battling COVID-19 and remember the 66 members of our community we have lost to COVID-19.”

The vigil will be on the east side of the Bemidji Medical Center at 5 p.m. Masks are required and attendees will need to bring their own candles and means of lighting them.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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