Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Friar Carmelo Saia sent from the fraternity in the ambience of Prisoners...

He works as a chaplain in the prison...where there are prisoners and others who work in the prison....there are sufferings which we see and experience...as a friar i look to build up relationship and a rapport...to exchange with them...to listen and to be with them....i don't give liberty and freedom...when they are listened they feel happy...some of them have no families and no contact...no values and sentiments...




In the morning when i enter...there are emergencies....the imprisoned ones share their moments of weakness....sometimes they have critical moments like attempting suicide...
i listen to them when entered into their cell...small ones...invite you and want to offer you tea....sweets...cant refuse....they allow me to enter into their families...show the photos of children and letters of the family members....some ask for prayers, confession and some talk about football...
Saturday and Sunday we have 5 masses....practically all come for the Mass....if the Mass is celebrated before one hour...they do feel bad...
There is violence in the prison....the death in the prison....it is very sad picture...not cared for the dead ones...but i go to bless the dead bodies....the others see it with emotion...
Confessions are very interesting...with penance and repentance ....they pray before confession....they want to open up themselves...
They are prepared for various sacraments...many of them have not practiced Catholicism....
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