September 26, 2013 – Fr. W. Paul Jones

// September 26th, 2013 // Meet the Author

Ken talks with his guest Fr. W. Paul Jones author of A Different Kind of Cell – The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing). Clayton Fountain was thought by most to be beyond all hope of redemption. Serving several life sentences for five violent murders (four of them committed while behind bars), he was condemned to live out his days in solitary confinement, entombed in a cell of concrete and steel built specifically for him in Marion, Illinois. Yet even this ruthless murderer was not beyond the limits of divine mercy. Although he never again emerged from his cell, Fountain undertook a profound spiritual journey that led to a genuine religious conversion and his decision to become a hermit and a brother in the Trappist Order. Father Jones, who served as Fountain’s spiritual advisor for six years until Fountain’s sudden death in 2004, tells this amazing story with candor and compassion. You can purchase his book at: To learn more about Fr. W. Paul Jones and the Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center in southern Missouri visit

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