The Mary Mother of Captives Icon is an original icon created for our ministry by Jack Pachuta. The icon shows Mary holding a pair of handcuffs in her hands over her heart. The concerned mother is troubled with all the ways by which our hearts are held captive- incarceration, addiction, or other ‘handcuffs’ that keep us from relationship with God. We pray together with Mary to be freed so that we can experience ourselves as the beloved of God. This icon was installed in the Healing Garden at St. Augustine’s Parish in Old City on October 23rd 2016. We invite you to join in our prayer to Mary, Mother of Captives and welcome you to incorporate this icon into your own life and ministry.
Mary, Mother of Captives,
Give us your compassion for those in prison. Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory. Soften the hard of heart, the captives of anger. Free the innocent, parole the trustworthy. Awaken the repentance that restores hope. May prisoners’ families persevere in their love.
Heal the victims of crime, they live with the scars. Lift to eternal peace those who die. Grant victims’ families the forgiveness that heals. Give wisdom to lawmakers and to those who guard. Make those in prison ministry bearers of your light, for all of us are in need of mercy!
We are now making these prayer cards available to those who would like to use them. The donations from distributing the prayer cards will be used to continue to support our ministries.
Suggested donations are as follows:
25 cards for $10.00
50 cards for $15.00
100 cards for $25.00
1000 cards for $200.00
Donations are accepted by checks made payable to ‘Adeodatus Prison Ministry’ and may be sent to:
2130 S 21st St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Please denote that the donation is for Mary Mother of Captives (MMOC) prayer cards and include your shipping address. For more information about purchasing prayer cards or to join our mailing list, contact George Munyan at [email protected]