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Author Visit Father Ron Lemmert

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Refuge in Hell

Father Ron Lemmert will be here to share his experiences from his years as the Sing Sing Chaplain.

This is the story of an unusual parish -- drawn from the inmates of Sing Sing Prison -- told by their chaplain of sixteen years. Unsparing in his treatment of the brutalities of prison life, Fr. Lemmert chronicles the stories of the prisoners he served, revealing their humanity.

Fr. Lemmert's ministry began with the project of rebuilding the long-neglected prison chapel. By enlisting the prisoners' help, they were also gradually transformed. Refuge in Hell describes how a caring community can emerge, as the practice of faith leads to deeper lessons in forgiveness, reconciliation, and liberation.