Sister Helen Prejean at St. Thomas University: Death Penalty as a Moral Issue

Nov 06, 2013, 17:03 ET from St. Thomas University

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The School of Theology and Ministry at St. Thomas University ( will host a most distinguished lecturer November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents: an Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions (2004), will lecture on the death penalty as the great moral issue facing this country, urging guests to explore and reflect.


Sister Helen began her prison ministry and became spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers, sentenced to die in the electric chair. Since 1984, she has divided her time between educating citizens about the death penalty and counseling individual death row prisoners and the families of murder victims. She has accompanied six men to their deaths.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, please contact Dr. Mary Carter Waren at 305.628.6653 or or Cary Trujillo, or 305.6286765.

SOURCE St. Thomas University