A Father’s Day gift perfectly timed, Fr Michael Gaitley’s Consoling the Heart of Jesus is the text for a 10-week retreat underway now behind these stone walls.
“You should not worry about adversities. The world is not as powerful as it seems to be.” (The Diary of St Faustina, no. 1643)Father’s Day is coming up, an event that always seems to have some urgency behind prison walls. The connection between the state of fatherhood and the state of prisons in America is an elephant in the courtroom that I wrote about on a Father’s Day past. “In the Absence of Fathers: A Story of Elephants and Men” has been the most read, most shared, and most republished post ever written for These Stone Walls. Clearly, the subject of fatherhood is on the minds of many concerned for the downward spiral of faith and family life in Western Culture.
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