Posts Tagged With: Menard Correctional Center

Today’s find: Cornucopia

There’s nothing quite like doing a short stretch in prison…to sharpen one’s desire to give thanks.

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Today’s find: Outrageous

First-time team members typically find the request shocking: We ask everyone who serves on team to round up 40 dozen homemade cookies, all to be shared with residents and staffers during our Kairos Prison Ministry weekend retreat.

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Today’s find: SEG

There were lessons aplenty to be learned during Kairos #13 at Menard this past weekend.

Inside the prison…and out…as it happened.

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Today’s find: Wounded & Sanctified

Daniel desires with all his heart to be free of the cell in which he is today imprisoned. He’s done hard time, more than a decade behind bars. He’s learned his lesson.

Or maybe it’s “lessons.”

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Today’s find: Squadron

I could hear the piston engines – their menacing murmur – long before I actually saw the planes the other evening.

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Today’s find: O Key of David

For those in prison…and for those imprisoned by any deadly sins in their lives…we look with hope and expectation toward Jesus, the Key of David…in the fourth O Antiphon that’s prayed during these final days of Advent:

O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!

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Today’s find: Out of nothing

This is one of the things I find most remarkable about prison ministry: How it brings scripture alive.

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Today’s find: Drinking from the cup

Good intentions faced off with the power of sinfulness at our team meeting yesterday. And the outcome is not yet clear.

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Today’s find: Splendid & Stark

It’s been a study in contrasts, to say the least.

Friday evening, I spent immersed in breathtaking beauty. Saturday noon, I stepped into a world distinguished by scallops of razor wire.

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Today’s find: Cellhouse Psalm

Every year on Ash Wednesday, we get reacquainted with the meaty portion of Psalm 51, proclaimed at Mass in response to the first reading.

It’s become a favorite of mine in the past couple of years—in no small part because Psalm 51 served as the trigger, more or less, for my blogs of found spirituality.

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