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In August 2016, the LiT-uPP program received a Certificate of Honor from Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, commending its “ongoing commitment to provide hope and healing to women serving life sentences in maximum security prisons.”


Link to Union Newspaper article

  Read an October 2016 article about the Lioness Tale Prison Project from the Union Newspaper, Grass Valley California.

National Catholic Reporter e-Book

  NCR eBook: Best Catholic Spirituality Writing 2013 – a collection of 25 of the best spirituality essays published in the National Catholic Reporter during 2013, including Diane’s essay,The journey from margin to center (also available in the Spring 2013 issue of EARTHLINES).            

  The Lioness Tale was written after a decade of deep listening to incarcerated women. It was created as a tool to engage them in the process of looking at their life story in a way that opens up new possibilities for insight and growth. It is an allegorical telling of their heart-rending biographies of abuse, neglect and imprisonment.  The story joins their yearning for freedom and healing  to the universal longing for liberation that is a part of our common human story.  It points us all to the essential wholeness that both holds our brokenness and transcends it.    
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EARTHLINES Online Journal

"When did you know that we weren't on the margins but at the center?" The question felt poignant. It came from one of the women in our LiT-uPP core group as she looked up from reading a book that held a chapter on The Lioness Tale Prison Project. I knew the lines she was referring to because I had written them...

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