Kolbe Prison Ministries
After months of prayer, and through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Therese (the little flower), a group of men from the Texas Hill Country began ministering the Word of God in prisons throughout the great state of Texas.
Led by Gods call through the corporal works of mercy to visit those imprisoned, these men began minstry with the use of the ACTS retreat.
ACTS retreats have enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people; men and women, teens and retirees, rich and poor, Catholic and non-Catholic, in the United States as well as several other countries. It has reinvigorated the spiritual lives of individuals, of families, of entire parishes.
People have credited ACTS with saving their lives, saving their marriages, convincing them to be ordained as priests or deacons, leading them to become nuns, by simply opening their eyes and their hearts to God’s word. Pastors have praised its positive effects on their parishes, leading to highly invigorated parish life. Bishops and other church leaders have called it the most important movement in the Catholic Church today; all this from a handful of faith-filled people with the courage and perseverance to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Today, men from all over the area conintue to visit those in prison on a weekly basis. Books and other literature are brought into the units to help facilitate learning and understanding of the Catholic Faith. Many of the inmates open their heart to the word of God and begin to make a positive change in their lives.