Sister Helen Prejean: Living My Prayer


“Dead Man Walking” author Sister Helen Prejean says being a good Christian means taking action. So to learn what Prejean believes, she says to watch what she does. For her, that means her work with death row prisoners and with victims’ families.

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Sister Helen Prejean’s work as spiritual advisor to death row inmates formed the basis of two books, including “Dead Man Walking.” A native of Louisiana, Prejean became a nun in 1957, and in 1981 she dedicated her life to the poor of New Orleans.