Pen Pal Ministry

Information about how to become involved in pen pal ministry, as well as best practices in writing letters

Order of Malta North
American Prison Ministry Apostolate Pen Pal Programs

A common way that people first become involved in prison ministry is by writing letters to an inmate.  

The Order of Malta Federal Association and American Association coordinate a pen pal program that offers volunteers the opportunity to develop an anonymous relationship with an inmate through two-way correspondence.

For a resource packet on becoming a pen pal, click here. To watch an Order of Malta Pen Pal instruction video or to learn more about the pen pal programs, click one of the buttons below.