Life and Death: Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment, and the Work of Sister Helen Prejean

An Integrated Learning Series

Known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to all executions. We are pleased to welcome her to campus on February 27 to deliver our Core Convocation, and have planned additional events that can deepen individual understanding of the many issues connected with capital punishment. Please join us as you are able in this moving integrated learning series.

Library Exhibit

"The Killing State: Extra-judicial Police Killings and Capital Punishment"

February 2020 | St. Catherine University Library

Brown Bag Lunch

"The Killing State: Extra-judicial Police Killings and Capital Punishment"

February 7, 12-1:30 p.m. | Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, CdC 230

Film Screening

Dead Man Walking

February 18 at 4 p.m. | The Pulse, Coeur de Catherine

Community Conversation

River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

February 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., CdC 362

Cover of Dead Man Walking and its author, Sister Helen Prejean
"Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues"

February 27, 7 p.m. | Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine 

Reception for donors and alumni at 6 p.m.— registration for the reception is now closed.

Sister Helen Prejean will discuss her life’s work and sign copies of her books, including her new memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

Thanks to Our Sponsors and Supporters

  • Endowed Chair in the Sciences, Nancy A. Heitzeg
  • Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity
  • Theology Department
  • Otte Initiative on Women's Education
  • Neufeld Initiative on the Liberal Arts
  • CSJ Justice Commission and Criminal Justice Working Group
  • Wisdom Ways
  • Center for Spirituality and Social Justice
  • Core Curriculum