Bible Words

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” John 15;13
“I was in prison you visited me “Mathew 25; 36 “Remember this who are in prison as though you were in prison with them “Heb. 13; 3
If anyone is caught doing something wrong, you my friends who live by the Spirit mush gently set him right. Look to yourself each one of you; you also may be tempted. Galatians 6;1

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Fr. Sebastian Vadakumpadan
"1. Rehabilitate a prisoner today, better the world tomorrow"
"2. Rehabilitate a prisoner today, save a potential victim."
"3. Help a child of a prisoner, prevent a potential criminal"
We are not essentially different from prisoners whom we visit in prison. It is only circumstances that distinguish us and we mush be grateful to God for these circumstances.
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Honour Roll

Fr. Varghese Karippery

He hails from Nellikunnu,Trichur and become catholic priest on 26th December, 1988. He is the Co Founder Father of Prison Ministry India and First National Coordinator of Prison Ministry India. He is also the Founder Father of Sarathi, Shanthi Samajam, Shanthi Ratham, Lady Global and Global Children. He contributed many books such as Prisoners Our Own Brethren, Star of Hope in Dark Cells, Fube Therappy and etc. He has received the Sevan Mithra Award, Trichur Archdionce Public Relation Silver Jubilee Award, Platoon Award and Hosana Award. He is the guiding force of prison ministry since many years.

Kodiyan Fr. Francis MCBS

He was born in 1961 at Chendamangalam and become a priest in the Congregation of MCBS. He has done his doctorate in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He is the co founder of Prison Ministry India. He is the provincial of the congregation. He is always the back born of Prison Ministry India in its new growth.

Sr. Clara Alappat and Sr. Fedelis

Holy Cross congregation, Bangalore.
Both of them were the pioneer members for the coordination of prison ministry activities in Bangalore and spread the seed of prison ministry in national level.
They were helping Fr. Varghese Karippery in all his endevours for the ministry and started First rehabilitation centre in Bangalre for the women. Sr. Fedelis and Sr.
Clara worked as directresses and outstanding members in the ministry. Sr. Clara is still serving as the counselor in the rehabilitation namely Jeevodaya and public relation officer of Research Department.

Sr. Carmalita

Sr. Carmalita belonging to the Congregation of St. Ann’s of Chennai served in Bangalore prison as simple volunteer from 1998. She was the full timer volunteer for prison ministry activities. She was regular for release, reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners and victims. Under her inspiration the congregation started the children’s rehabilitation centre for prisoners’ children. She was the member of FORHD and member of ECHO. Because of her intervention Prison Ministry India was able to use the prison quarters for the last 16 years. Till her death she lived for people behind bars.

Mr. Robin D’cruz

He is the Chartered Engineer and founder of two companies. He is a constant supporter of Prison Ministry India. For the new projects of prison ministry he is the first one to help us financially and by efficient guidance. He is the main sponsor for the education of children of Prisoners.

Mr. & Mrs. Sundari Pokish and Dominic Pokish

The entire family is with prison ministry. The family did not forget us to keep the donation cheques for the coming few months when they went abroad. Their commitment is praise worthy. Mr. Dominic is the one who gave his time and wealth and talents for bringing the prison ministry to march towards its goal with a vision and mission. His works shops were attended and appreciated by the national executive members. He is master mind towards our website and many of our programmes.

Bishop Peter Remigius

Most Reverend Peter Remigius became the first bishop who took up this prison ministry movement to the bishops’ conference for the last 14 years. First it was under the Justice, Peace development commission and today it may remain as the separate desk in the bishops’ conference of India. It is recognized as the one of the prime ministry of the Church under his patronship.

Y’s Men International

This organization is providing a lot of support for the rehabilitation of people from the prison. They are ready to provide tailoring machines and other necessary equipments for the rehabilitated girls of our rehabilitation centres. It is notable that they grant the scholarship for the children of prisoners. They made a mega project called “ WE CLOTH” by supplying new cloth for all the prisoners worth of Rupees sixty lakhs .

Organisations

  • Rotary club, Bangalore
  • Rotary women International
  • ICCPPC
  • ChRI