Prisoners’ Sunday is a day to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners, their families, and their children. Prisoners’ Sunday is also a time to reflect on how we as individuals and as a Church are serving those affected by imprisonment. Prisoners’ families, prisoners, and people with previous convictions often find themselves on the margins of society due to the social stigma associated with imprisonment but the Gospel of Matthew (25:36) reminds us of our duties towards them: “I was in prison and you came to see me.”
For this Sunday, Fr Gerry McFlynn, who is the Project Manager of the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas based at the Irish Chaplaincy in London, offers his reflection and insights into the valuable work this Bishops’ Conference Council is doing around the world.
The reflection may be accessed at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdyQYkS1COE