The Rosary Project takes place at the Edmonton Remand Centre prison and has been ongoing for the past 7 years. 

The goal of our project is to directly communicate to inmates the importance of the Rosary and its three main prayers: “Our Father”, “Hail Mary”, and “Glory Be”. Each week, different groups of volunteers attend the prison and engage in prayer and spiritual meditation with the prisoners. Each month, about 300 inmates engage in Rosary prayer.

The Apostolicam Actousitatem; a guide for lay Catholic’s towards the church’s mission, states that the laity need to play a more active role in the church and within society and calls us to join some form of ministry.

Christianity revolves around the message of love and the degree to which we love involves having compassion for those in need. Prisons and inmates are commonly portrayed as “evils” within our society and individuals are discouraged from reintegration of prisoners into society.

Pope Francis quotes, “We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers, and prisoners. It is important to seek out what is positive at a time when life is not at its most beautiful. Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify the world”.

See the testimony of 3 individuals who have been partaking in this ministry.

If you feel the call to pray with and proclaim our holy faith to prisoners, please contact our ministry coordinator below.

Many blessings!


Nicole Salamon

Remand Centre Rosary Project CoordinatorCell: 780-288-6967

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