From the pages of the toxic National Catholic Reporter comes a piece from Ursuline Sister of Cleveland Beverly Ann LoGrasso reflecting on her six years in prison ministry. An exerpt shows her ministry’s strength and vitality is a match for that of her order:

I heard a speaker who had worked in the jail say that jail and prison work reveal to you quickly that you are not the kind of Christian you think you are. I found this to be true about myself, especially in terms of my self-righteousness and my grandiose dreams about my ability to improve their lives. When one of the women told me how proud she was of keeping her job shipping pornographic magazines because she showed up every day and was able to support her

children, I affirmed her work ethic as the struggle and pride in her eyes banished any judgment that was lurking in my self-righteous attitude bank.

 

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