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Special Collections' Digital Exhibit: Sr. Helen Prejean's Ministry Against the Death Penalty

by Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts 4/16/2013 1:35:00 PM

In Deeds and Words: Sr. Helen Prejean's Ministry Against the Death Penalty

In honor of Sr. Helen Prejean’s upcoming visit to DePaul University (April 19-25), the DePaul University Special Collections and Archives has published a digital exhibit titled, In Deeds and Words: Sr. Helen Prejean’s Ministry Against the Death Penalty.  The original letters, photographs, and artifacts selected for this exhibit are from the Sr. Helen Prejean Papers and were on display in DePaul's Special Collections and Archives from May 2012 through January 2013.  

The Sr. Helen Prejean Papers are available for research use in DePaul's Special Collections and Archives Reading Room.  For more information about the collection, please email archives@depaul.edu or visit us in room 314 of the John T. Richardson Library. The finding aid for the collection is available at http://library.depaul.edu/Find/Collections/spcaPDF/Prejean_FA.pdf

Images from the Sr. Helen Prejean Papers--"Ministry to Death Row Inmates: Pat Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie" section.  Featured documents show Sr. Helen's role as spritual advisor to Pat Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie.

Upcoming events with Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ include:

Friday, April 19th DePaul University's Cortelyou Commons, 4:30pm reception, 5:00pm lecture
3rd Annual Rev. Peter V. Byrne, CM, Lecture "I Was in Prison and You Visited Me:" Spirituality and Social Justice

Monday, April 22nd, DePaul University's Cortelyou Commons, 6:00pm reception, 7:00pm performance
DePaul students, faculty and staff will be performing the one-act play adaptation of Prejean's book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.  The performance will be followed by a panel discussion, introduced by Jonah Zeiger, from the School of Computing and Digital Media. Attendance to this event is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thursday, April 25, Memoir Writing Breakfast & Dialogue, DePaul University's Lincoln Park Student Center Room 380, 8:30‐10:00am
Join Sister Helen Prejean, along with DePaul Professors, Ann Stanford and Michele Morano, as they lead a discussion with Sister Helen about memoir writing, her archives, literature as a tool for social change and her forthcoming memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. Sister Helen will be available to autograph books after the event. A light breakfast will be served. Attendance to this event is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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