For 17 years, I have been a visitor at the local Geneva jail. One day, I was asked to visit a young man who had read the book by Roger - see The Art of Blessing on Death Row - who speaks at length of the powerful impact on him during one of the most challenging periods of his 25 year stay on death row. He had read Roger's book three times and shed many tears.
In November 2005, the young man wrote to me: “Pierre, your book is a marvel. (He is referring to the book on Roger: Messages of Life from Death Row, only available on internet at Amazon). It is opening my eyes on many things and brings me great joy and help in my daily life. Since reading your book, I bless all and everything non stop. I have the impression it is bearing fruit and I am so happy about that.
I am going to find a way of having photocopies made of the (one page) text “The Gentle Art of Blessing” which is at the beginning of the book and I will distribute it to the maximum number of inmates possible, because if everyone followed what the text states things would change rapidly.”
(This young inmate corresponded for years with Roger on Texas death row). (November 2005)