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St. Matthias Outreach Fund supports Kairos Project, which helps women in prison with spiritual needs and redemption.

The beauty and relaxation that covered the women as we shared our stories and they had an opportunity, in small groups, to share their stories, the walls began to tumble down. Together, we sang, we prayed, we cried, we loved, we listened, and we loved and listened some more. At the end of every Kairos weekend the women have an opportunity to share with the greater Kairos community what the weekend has meant to them.: In what spiritual conditions they arrived, what they found, what they were taking away. Over the years the com- ments and transformations made are mind-boggling and affirming. When you hear women say that in the past three days I experienced more love than in the first 40 years of my life, or I received a bag of letters which are the first letters I received since I've been incarcerated, or I've learned to love myself, I've learned to forgive myself and others, I've learned how to have a relationship with God and I know now how much God loves me.

Debbie Vance