In 2013 this desire has come true in a difficult reality as it may be a prison.
The initiative started in a prison in Liguria.
A group of detainees began a path of accompanying to faith and rediscovery of the merciful face of God, who loves every one of his children unconditionally.
This spiritual path is carried out by some brothers of the Abbà Community in communion with the prison chaplain.
Regular meetings on Kèrygma are provided, as well as time span for sharing of life experience and its relation to faith; all of this in an atmosphere of prayer.
Detainees really appreciate this experience, they participate with commitment and joy and are finding meaning and hope for their own existence.
Encouraged by the very positive outcome, in 2014 the Community has extended the initiative to another Lombard prison. At the end of first year, the detainees asked the Community to teach them to pray.
As mentioned for the first structure, the path consist of meetings in which meditations are alternating with prolonged sharing moments and practice of Christian prayer: in summary, you learn to pray by praying…
In 2016 meetings has been carried on in both of the prisons.