Prison Ministry: Program #0629 for Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 3, 2013

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Today’s topics: Prison Ministry

Summary of today’s show: The season of Advent is a time of hope and repentance and is a perfect time to discuss the ministry of prison chaplains, who live out Christ’s command to visit the imprisoned. Scot Landry and Fr. Chris O’Connor welcome Ruth Raichle, who recently completed 35 years in prison ministry, and Gary Stewart, who was incarcerated for 22 years and was the beneficiary of that ministry. They described the breadth of the ministry including participating in the effort for the beatification of Fr. Jean Joseph Lataste, OP; the work of Bethany House which provides support to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families by operating a thrift store, giving them jobs, and managing volunteer ministry programs in men’s and women’s prisons.

Gary also describes his 22 years in prison and how the relentless invitation to attend a Cursillo retreat weekend changed his life and his outlook.

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Today’s host(s): Scot Landry and Fr. Chris O’Connor

Today’s guest(s): Ruth Raichle and Gary Stewart

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One Response to “Prison Ministry: Program #0629 for Tuesday, December 3, 2013”

  1. Mike Curren Says:

    Ruth and Gary are spiritual heroes to me. I missed the broadcast but hope to catch the podcast version. They are doing God’s work, as are all our prison ministers- they need all the prayers we can send them!