"You are not alone. You are not forgotten"
As a monastic community our response to the Gospel mandate of Jesus to visit those in prison has led us
into ministry with those incarcerated in the California State Prisons. We hope to help people use the time
of incarceration as a means of intentional spiritual and personal growth that can affect positive life change.
Sister Greta is doing important work with our friends in the California Men's Colony (CMC) with the
Healing Dialogue and Action (HDA) program, a 14-week journey of accountability, victim impact awareness, and healing. She also spends an additional day each week volunteering with the TUMI program at CMC.
Written correspondence is also a vital part of our ministry. Brother Dennis corresponds regularly with
about 25 friends in prison. In addition, he publishes THE JOURNEY newsletter that is currently distributed
to individuals in 36 different prisons and jails.
We also advocate for peace and justice and positive change in the criminal justice system. Our primary
focus being the abolition of the death penalty and sentencing reform, such as unfair sentencing for youth.
Spiritual Direction is a discipline that has played a part in the lives of Christians since the earliest days of the church and has its roots in the tradition of the desert fathers and mothers who were sought out for spiritual guidance. Like other Christian disciplines, it helps us to listen and discover how God might be guiding us through the Holy Spirit.
If you have questions about spiritual direction, feel free to contact us. We are happy to speak with you.