A Catholic Retreat Behind Bars: Kolbe Prison Ministries

The Kolbe Prison Retreat is similar to an ACTS retreat that is offered by Catholic parishes and is named after Saint Maximilian Kolbe, who was martyred in a German concentration camp during World War II. 

About 65 inmates attend the retreat and are chosen by the prison chaplain and the prison warden after demonstrating good conduct and a desire to attend a faith-based event. Inmates don’t have to be Catholic to attend the retreat.

For further information about Kolbe Prison Ministries, please contact them at: info@kolbeprisonministries.org.

The CPMC webinars follow the competencies outlined by the CPMC Formation Committee. The committee in conjunction with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) recently piloted the first of the prison ministry certification cohorts.