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The Inspiration for My Prison Ministry

What would inspire a grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of two to want to be involved with prison ministry? His name is Douglas Charles – my precious son who died in 1991 at the age of 23 as a result of using drugs.  He left behind his then 13-month-old son John who is now 28 […]

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No Man Is an Island

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the Main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a Promontory were, as well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death […]

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A Story of Forgiveness

Here is a great story: .. I remember confession in the monastery Grigoriou. Then (in 1981) hegumen George, who is still alive, told me a story. He happened to take a confession from a dying priest in a small town in Greece. The priest had two children with a very large age difference – the […]