Tag: Prison Ministry

Mercy works

Mercy works

| Liz Kelly | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

When we met, Tammy had yet to reach her 25th birthday. It was her second stint in prison, this time on a charge of armed robbery. At home, she had two young children, whom Tammy’s father was raising. She rarely saw them. To say that there was sadness in her eyes is an understatement. They were overtaken by a profound vacancy and despair. Tammy barely knew her own mother, for she had been imprisoned by the time Tammy was 15 and was still in prison.

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Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

| Cindy Wooden | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Never tire of renewing your gaze, of having that cataract operation on your soul every day,” the pope told the prisoners.

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U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The concert’s director is connecting the uncertainty, fear and hope of incarcerated mothers to another mother who may have experienced similar emotions 2,000 years ago, when she was preparing to give birth to the Messiah.

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Ex-offender walks into freedom with Ham Lake parish’s support

Ex-offender walks into freedom with Ham Lake parish’s support

| March 17, 2017 | 4 Comments

Matthews, who went to prison on for assaulting his girlfriend, learned about the Catholic faith through Deacon Zinda and joined the Church in 2015. It helped Matthews make changes in his life he desired to make but couldn’t on his own. “I didn’t have the strength to do it, so God gave me that strength,” Matthews said.

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Longtime prison ministry letter writer Sister Mary Mark Mahoney dies at 106

Longtime prison ministry letter writer Sister Mary Mark Mahoney dies at 106

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney, who became known for her prison ministry, died Jan. 11 at the age of 106.

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Ham Lake parish’s prison ministry aims to help offenders know their dignity

Ham Lake parish’s prison ministry aims to help offenders know their dignity

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wound healers

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Life at 105: Letters to inmates and lots of chocolates

Life at 105: Letters to inmates and lots of chocolates

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney should have been expecting a birthday party Jan. 11. After all, she turned 105 that day.

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Rediscover: christmas

Rediscover: christmas

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

-What child is this? Baby’s identity is at heart of season
– Recognizing Jesus
– Touched by an angel
– The day when love came down
– Tips for celebrating Christmas all season long

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Taking ministry behind bars

Taking ministry behind bars

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

New corrections coordinator offers hope to inmates

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Nun, 100, calls prison ministry the best thing she’s ever done

Nun, 100, calls prison ministry the best thing she’s ever done

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney grew up on a farm in Minnesota, taught grade school for 35 years, and helped start a house of prayer in Stillwater. But it wasn’t until the Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet retired at the age of 84 that she discovered her greatest passion.

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