Our mission is to renew and strengthen the faith of the imprisoned by providing them with free Catholic scripture, faith and prayer resources.
We take on this mission because the criminal on Calvary requested,”Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom,” and Jesus replied, “Today you will be with me in paradise” Luke 23: 42-43.
The Catholic Church shares this mission because inmates, although confined, belong to the Body of Christ – “I was in prison and you visited me”Matthew 25:36.
We support restorative justice efforts for all who suffer the effects of crime: the victims and their loved ones, as well as prisoners, those released from prison, and the entire community.
“The Lord comforts his people and shows mercy to the afflicted” Isaiah 49:13.
Dismas Ministry provides the means to achieve these goals free of charge in response to the words of Christ, “What you have received freely, give freely”Matthew 10:8.
Our goal is to reach inmates in all 50 states with our Catholic scripture, faith and prayer resources. We currently serve 43 states.
Despite where they are, inmates are still members of Christ’s Body and should not be forgotten. As one inmate said, “We are not animals.” Many will use their time behind bars to reassess their lives, and with God’s help, make amends for the way that they have victimized others. As fellow Catholics, we can walk with them to support their spiritual transformation.
This spiritual approach goes to the very heart of the matter – the need for God in the lives of all who have been affected by crime. In the end, the only true healing is spiritual, as God transforms suffering into victory as He did for Jesus.