Prison exercise: At Kumla prison in Sweden, in a section of the prison called “the monastery,” Father Truls Bernhold conducts 30-day retreats for prisoners—including murderers and rapists—using the spiritual exercises of Ignatius Loyola, the 16th-century founder of the Jesuits. Participants need not be Christians, but they do need to go through a rigorous application process to enter the program. The program has been particularly helpful at moving prisoners beyond self-justification and giving them insight into human nature (Theology, November/December).
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