Kolbe Prison Ministries
Sharing Christ’s Love with Prisoners
Kolbe Prison Ministries (“KPM”) is named after Saint Maximilian Kolbe who was martyred in a German concentration camp during World War II. He is the patron saint of prisoners.
Our mission is to share the agape love of Jesus Christ with those in prison and to teach the fullness of truth of the Catholic Church to the incarcerated. We do this by presenting a three-day retreat within the prison followed by ongoing Catholic formation.
Each prison is served by local Catholic volunteers who bring into the prisons training materials, literature, and videos with the purpose of educating inmates about the Catholic faith and answering those who have shown an interest in learning more about the Catholic faith after attending a retreat. St. Anthony of Padua parishioners have led and participated in numerous Kolbe retreats over the last six years at multiple prisons in the area. Our adopted unit is the Ferguson unit in Midway, Texas.