Corporal Works of Mercy: Visit the imprisoned

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A prisoner kisses the hand of Pope Francis as he visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia Sept. 27, 2015. (CNS/Paul Haring)
A prisoner kisses the hand of Pope Francis as he visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia Sept. 27, 2015. (CNS/Paul Haring)

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Another week, another corporal work of mercy: visiting the imprisoned.

In a story coming soon from our Global Sisters Report project, reporter Dawn Araujo-Hawkins takes a deep dive into prison ministry led by Catholic sisters. “I do believe every single person—whether they live out their life in prison or they get out of it—is redeemed,” Dominican Sr. Mary Sean Hodges told Araujo-Hawkins.

How and when have you visited the imprisoned? Please email us your stories and images or leave a comment on our Instagram account.

Stories on visiting the imprisoned:

Jesuit death row chaplain: 'We allow revenge to ruin many lives'

Sister's prison ministry finds its center in Matthew 25

Visiting prison, pope says all people need forgiveness, cleansing

NCR Today: I was in Prison and You Visited Me

From Global Sisters Report:

Reporter’s Notebook: Prison ministry

Nuns help rebuild people, lives broken by crime

Something I can do

One-third of world's imprisoned women are in U.S. jails

Pope's prison visit should have broad impact, says sister who teaches there

Disproportionate prison population

A piece of the U.S. justice system

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