Our brothers and sisters “on the inside” (those who are currently incarcerated) are in need of connection and spiritual nourishment.
Their lives, like each of ours, have been affected by COVID-19 with restrictions on visitors and programming as well as fear of contracting the virus while in an enclosed area. Risen Savior’s Prison Ministry is working with Twin Cities Prison Ministry to produce 30-Minute Weekly Meditation Videos that get sent to the Minnesota Department of Corrections Facilities for distribution to those on the inside. The hope is for a variety of people to participate so that those on the inside see they are supported by many on the outside, in our communities. This is something you can do from home!
“I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”Matthew 25:36
Thanks to the generosity of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative and Fr. Miguel Kennedy and Rob Garcia, Twin Cities Prison Ministry is using their texts from their 4-hour retreat programs in California prisons to create weekly 30-minute videos based on the Gospel reading each week. Here is an example of one of the videos the TCPM team created:
Commitment as a Risen Savior Volunteer: It can require as little as 10 minutes to film a reading one time, or longer if you are able to create music or help process the DVDS. A script is provided for all recordings; you are not asked to create you own content! You’ll receive instructions no matter what you sign up for! You do need access to a device with a camera/microphone (like an iPhone or computer with a webcam/microphone) and access to internet.
Interested in signing up or learning more? Fill out the form below or reach out to Grace Koleczek, firstname.lastname@example.org, (952) 698-1724. She will put you in touch with our lead volunteer for this project.