Monday, 23 May 2016

Prison ministry 2015-16 Calicut sub jail

For I was hungry and you gave me food. I Was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was stranger and you welcomed me, I Was naked and you clothed me, I Was sick and you Visited me, I was in prison and you come to me (Mt: 25:35-36)

 Our journey with the prisoners started the month of June with the members Sr. Sujitha MSMI Sr. livina – Bethani and Sr. Aleyamma SJL to the Sub jail of Calicut. Every week Tuesday at 1.30 to 2.30 P.M We conduct prayer, games and listen them and help them in different ways. We contact prayer, games-and listen them and help them in different ways.  We contact the family members by phone calls. In certain cases we visit their families. One of the prisoners released from the prison by bail by his sister with our timely information. He is placed in an old age home.
We were regular in our visit to the prison and we together arranged some programmers in the prison in different occasions. The superintendent was interested in arranging these programmes for the relaxation, growth and development of the prison and its inmates. 

Job oriented  programme arranged by Jesus fraternity inviting ORC craft group to teach them how to make umbrella. It was inaugurated on 8th April in the presence of DIG Sivadhasan, Superintendent and assistant Superintendent Mrs. Dinakumari and the team taught 10 prisoners.

With our experience I feel that God is alive in all our activates in the prison. Our presence in the prison help the prisoners to experience the presence of God in their life which ever religion they belong. Our presence helps them to have social relationship with one another and to look at their life with positive attitude.

Thank our provincial and the councilors and my community to enter into prison Ministry and render my service to the needy of the society. 

Sr. Aleyamma SJL