A Way of the Cross written by Elizabeth Harmatys Park, PhD Copyright © 2020
A new resource is available for women prisoners that will enrich their spiritual journey behind bars: A Way of the Cross – for Women in Prison, for Women Confined and Caged, written by Elizabeth Harmatys Park, PhD.
This resource was written by Dr. Park, a prison visitor and mentor to prisoners for twenty-five years.
For the past fifteen years she and her husband have been part of a ministry team that brings a weekly Catholic worship service and communion to a medium security prison for women.
“The women prisoners of faith I have known are inspiring examples of perseverance and hope in suffering. Their reflections on scripture are insightful and vibrant. Their prayers are authentic and generous. The daily life of a woman in prison is a way of the cross. I wrote A Way of the Cross for women prisoners to help unite the experiences they have shared with me to an ancient and holy spiritual practice I have always revered,” said Dr. Park.
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Dr. Park is a graduate of Marquette University and the Catholic University of America. She earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with studies and research focused on the intersection of gender and religion in society. She is a Catholic woman, a wife and a mother with two married children and eight grandchildren.