Our mission is to provide prisoners with the free Catholic scripture, faith and prayer resources they need to restore their relationship with the Catholic church and with God. We provide these free resources in the spirit of Christ’s gospel, “What you have received freely, give freely” ~ Matthew 10:8.
Despite where they are, prisoners are still members of Christ’s Body and should not be forgotten. As one prisoner shared, “We are not animals.” Many will use their time behind bars to reassess their lives, and with God’s help, make amends for the way that they have victimized others. As fellow Catholics, we strive to support their spiritual rehabilitation.
This spiritual approach goes to the very heart of the matter – the need for God in the lives of all who have been affected by crime. In the end, the only true healing is spiritual, as God transforms suffering into victory as He did for Jesus in his death and resurrection.
In order to give prisoners spiritual support during their incarceration, our ministry provides them and their chaplains with free Catholic scripture, faith and prayer resources they need.
This mission is inspired by the criminal on Calvary, traditionally called St. Dismas, who prayed, ”Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom,” and Jesus replied, “Today you will be with me in paradise” ~ Luke 23: 42-43.
We also take to heart the challenge of Jesus in his parable of the last judgment when he identified with the imprisoned – “I was in prison and you visited me” ~ Matthew 25:36.
Our mission includes all who suffer the effects of crime: victims and their loved ones, as well as prisoners, those released from prison, and the entire community.