An Evening with
SISTER HELEN PREJEAN
in conversation with Rev. Laurie Hafner
River of Fire:
My Spiritual Journey
Thursday, August 15, 7:30pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard (across the street from the Biltmore Hotel)
Sister Helen Prejean is one of the most recognized and respected voices of abolition of the death penalty in the world. For more than three decades, she has ministered to death row inmates and accompanied six persons to execution. She has founded organizations for abolition of the death penalty and for the protection and healing of victims’ families. Her seminal work, Dead Man Walking, spent over 30 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and became an Oscar-winning film, which introduced the expression ‘dead man walking’ into the vernacular, and the most popular modern Opera of the 21st Century.
Now, the nation’s foremost leader in this area of human rights shares the story of her growth into a spiritual leader and how she made her way from teaching in a Catholic, suburban school to becoming spiritual advisor to condemned murderers. Still a devout Catholic, she speaks out about the challenges of her church and shows that joy and faith are mutually enhancing in RIVER OF FIRE: My Spiritual Journey (Random House, $27).
Tickets are $27 for (1) one copy of the book and (2) two tickets to this presentation. *Please note: Susan Sarandon will not be present.