“Until you put your faith into action …”
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings.-Catholic Missourian
But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” discourse never really clicked with her until she stepped through the gates into a prison 23 years ago.
“Because until you put your faith into action, you’re just going through the motions,” said Mrs. Thomas, a member of Immaculate Conception parish in Jefferson City, to about 350 people at the Missouri Catholic Conference’s 2019 Annual Assembly.
She was one of four long-time Catholic advocates, representing each of Missouri’s dioceses, who spoke during the general session at the assembly.
Mrs. Thomas is a regular visitor at the Algoa Correctional Center (ACC) and other prisons, helping with Residents Encounter Christ (REC) weekends and monthly fellowships, the Legion of Mary, and Mass.