“Neither do I condemn you.” John 8: 11.
Sister Thérèse Bibeau organized a reflection on marginalized people for the Sisters at Marie-Rose Durocher Residence during Lent 2013. This information session was linked to the Gospel account of the aduterous woman.
Sister Thérèse read some reflections written by Father Jean Patry, a chaplain for 38 years at Bordeaux Prison and Mother Teresa of Culcutta. Then Sister Phyllis Douillard shared on her personal experiences of working with marginalized people.
Sister Phyllis’s initial contact with prisoners took place when, as a teacher at the secondary level, she invited a prisoner to come and speak to her students. The experience was so beneficial for the young people that she repeated it during the years which followed.
In listening to these testimonies, Phyllis discovered a call within herself and decided to give of her time by regularly visiting a prisoner. It was a real learning process for her...