Friday, October 18, 2013

Sister Antonia: The Prison Angel. Dies at 86.

The guards and inmates in La Mesa penitentiary spoke of her as "the prison angel."  The prisoners referred to her as 'Mama.' It all started when she brought over donations, and each visit filled her with compassion. One day, she moved herself into an ordinary 10' by 10' cell, and stayed for decades. 

"Something happend to me," she told The Los Angeles

Times in an interview some years before her recent death at

age 86, when she saw troubled human beings behind bars.

Full LA Times story