Mother Antonia

There’s nobody so ugly he doesn’t have beauty within him, and no one so poor there isn’t richness within him, and no one so weak he doesn’t have strength within him. Every person is invaluable in this world, and so I serve every person, every prisoner, with love; I hope and pray through the Holy Spirit.

-Mother Antonia, American Roman Catholic nun and activist known as “The Prison Angel.” She chose to reside and care for inmates at the notorious maximum-security La Mesa Prison in Tijuana, Mexico. Mother Antonia passed away in October 2013.