La Mama to the Prisoners Passes

First in a Series on Spiritual Activism–

Sister AntoniaSister Antonia Brenner passed away this week at the age of 86. She lived a life putting her convictions into action. A new wave of “Spiritual Activism” appears to be afoot. In the next few articles, I’ll be focusing on people putting their spirituality into action. Sister Antonia is a very good place to start.

After living a full life as a well-to-do California woman, mother to seven children, twice divorced, in 1977 she sold all of her possessions and moved into a cell in the La Mesa penitentiary in Tijuana, Mexico, to serve the inmates. For over thirty years, Sister Antonia Brenner would counsel, feed, clothe and show Christ’s love to the lowest, meanest, and most forgotten. She brought light into the darkness.

Read her full life story in the Los Angeles Times. See a clip on YouTube about the documentary La Mama: An American Nun in a Mexican Prison

A life well lived–Sister Antonia Brenna, the angels are welcoming you home.

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