Sunday, 4 May 2008

Hope-filled morning at Melbourne Prison

This morning we accompanied the Cross & Icon to the maximum security Metropolitan Remand Centre outside Melbourne City, where two masses were celebrated by Bishop Prowse.

It was a very moving morning for us all as we witnessed the way in which prisoners were touched by the visit of the Cross & Icon, some moved to tears and they encountered the love of God in a deeper way through these symbols.
One younger man thanked us publicly at the conclusion mass, expressing how much hope the WYD Cross brought to the inmates. He shared how life in prison was tough; although it was through the grace of God that they found the strength to get through it.
Today’s visit of the Cross to the prison was a striking reminder for us all of God’s presence and unconditional love in our lives – through thick and thin!


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