New autobiography by Drombane Sister

Faith Opens Jail Doors - Margaret Carew, C.C.V.I., MA
‘Faith Opens Jail Doors’ By Margaret Carew

‘Faith Opens Jail Doors’

By Margaret Carew

Drombane native Margaret Carew has lived a remarkable life, bringing comfort and solace to some of America’s most hardened criminals.

For over 40 years, Sister Margaret CCVI was the Catholic Chaplain of the Bexar County Jail in San Antonio Texas, ministering to those on Death Row. In the words of Fr. Patrick Gitzen, “she had ministered to countless behind bars and has brought her healing touch. Now she has given a unique look ‘inside’ through her experiences.” Faith Opens Jail Doors is a “must read for those who are contemplating jail ministry, those who are already working there, and for anyone who might want an inspirational uplift.”

Written by Sister Margaret in her own words, the book recounts her humble roots near Thurles, before Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1948. One day, she received a letter from her sister who had entered the Incarnate Word Order, inviting her to go to Texas with her in two weeks.

This is her story of encountering and consoling some of America’s most dangerous criminals awaiting execution, and their transformation under her guidance.

Copies of the book can be ordered from Sister Carew, The Village at Incarnate Word, 4707 Broadway Street, San Antonio Texas, 78209-6215-210-822-0922 or