Jail Reflections

Martha Hennessy, 88 Years Old Today, May 1, 2021

May 10, 2021

88 Years Old Today May 1st, 2021 It is May Day, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker, and a celebration of the dignity of work for International Workers of the World. I mopped the stairs and hall in front of the medical and psychological services office, now that I’m upstairs in quarantine for…

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Patrick O’Neill Report #7 “Personalism”, May 3, 2021

May 5, 2021

“Personalism” Prison Reflections from Patrick O’Neill (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) May 3, 2021 Birthday Pizza A couple of nights ago, two of my friends, Sean and Tippy, surprised me with two steaming hot pizzas they made me for my birthday! They had planned to do it back in March, but I was…

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Martha Hennessy, Reflections from Danbury, April 20, 2021

April 27, 2021

April 20th, 2021 Reflections from Danbury The other evening there were eight deer in the meadow below Camp, playing in the puddles of rainwater collected on the worn spots of the softball diamond. They reminded me of the goats we kept in Vermont, running, splashing with their hooves, chasing one another. While on the phone…

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Patrick O’Neill, Triduum 2021, April 19, 2021

April 20, 2021

“Triduum 2021” Prison Reflections from Patrick O’Neill (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) April 19, 2021 Holy Thursday Excerpts from letters: “The testament of your imprisonment and continued service to God is a source of encouragement to me”; “My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t mean I’m innocent” – Sherman Lee Dillon. ”I pray…

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Martha Hennessy, Reflection for Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021 3rd Anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares Action

April 20, 2021

Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021 3rd Anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares Action. – July 7th, 2017 – Treaty on the Prohibition of nuclear Weapons. Deeply concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons, and recognizing the consequent need to completely eliminate such weapons, which remains the only…

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Martha’s Reflection for Holy Week, March 27

April 2, 2021

Holy Week Approaching March 27th, 2021 The daily penance here is fitting for the season of Lent. Jesus must die for the nation and to bring the dispersed children of God together. The innocent lamb is slaughtered, like the hopes of so many of the women being brought into the prison system. The Bureau of…

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Martha Hennessy, “An Appreciation of My Plowshares Friends”, March 31

March 31, 2021

An Appreciation of My Fellow Plowshares Friends: by Martha Hennessy (Martha sent this from prison to her friend John Dear, who typed it up and shared it with us. It is a series of reflections about each of the other participants of the Kings’ Bay Plowshares). Steve Kelly, S.J. Steve has been in custody for…

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Patrick’s March 30 Report, “Leg Irons and Handcuffs”

March 31, 2021

“Leg Irons and Handcuffs” Prison Reflections from Patrick O’Neill (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) March 30, 2021 A Health Concern On Tuesday, March 15, I was standing in my cubicle talking to my friend Mike and my cubemate Mark. Suddenly, I started feeling very hot and I took off my long-sleeved shirt and…

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Freed Up: Martha Hennessy Speaks from Danbury, Interview with Joergen Ostensen, Prison Kills, March 29, 2021

March 30, 2021

Martha Hennessey is a Catholic Worker and longtime peace activist who has fought for the abolition of nuclear weapons. She is currently incarcerated for taking part in a Plowshares Action on April 4th, 2018. The Plowshares Movement is a group of Catholic activists who follow the teaching of the prophet Isaiah heeding the call to…

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Patrick O’Neill Reflection, Humility, March 25, 2021

March 26, 2021

“Humility” Prison Reflections from Patrick O’Neill (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) March 25, 2021 Winter into Spring “March has been an indicator of spring. The winter snow and ice has been gone for two weeks, and the “Rec yard” track is almost dry. The sub-30 temps have been gone for a while. Some…

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Sign the Global Petition

(The petition has been delivered to the Department of Justice before the trial in October 2019 where the seven were convicted of all four counts. They are now being sentenced. You can still sign to show support, and you'll be added to the mailing list.)

This is a request that you join distinguished citizens of the world including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, other Nobel laureates and many others by signing our global petition to dismiss all charges against the Kings Bay Plowshares 7.

They face years in prison for exposing illegal and immoral nuclear weapons that threaten all life on Earth. The seven nonviolently and symbolically disarmed the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, GA on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (View KBP7 reading their statement here.)