Sister Helen Prejean at the Hudson Library

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, will discuss her memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. Sister Prejean’s work as an activist nun, campaigning to educate Americans about the death penalty, is known to millions worldwide. Less widely known is the evolution of her spiritual journey from one who looked to God to solve the world’s problems to one actively engaging in social change. Sister Prejean will share her personal story and the relationships with friends, fellow nuns and mentors who have influenced her over the years. Sign up for the event through the Hudson Library website. 

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, is well known for sparking dialogue on the death penalty. After witnessing the electrocution of a condemned man in Louisiana in 1984, Prejean penned the bestselling book, Dead Man Walking and set out, through storytelling, to bring citizens close to the realities of capital punishment. Her mission has taken her to every state in the union as well as to the Vatican, where her personal entreaties to two popes helped shape Catholic opposition to the death penalty.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

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96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400067305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 13th, 2019

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