Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey (Random House) is a revelatory, intimate memoir of her childhood, her spiritual evolution, and how she became “lit” to her crusade. Sister Helen chronicles her journey from one who prayed for God to solve the world’s problems to one engaged full-tilt, hands on, in the work to transform societal injustices. Inspired by Catholic activists such as Dorothy Day in the inner city and Jesuit priests who went to prison for destroying draft files in opposition to the Vietnam war, Sister Helen started to immerse herself in the struggle of poor people in New Orleans forced to live on the margins of society. Helen Prejean is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and her books include Dead Man Walking.
Co-Sponsored by Seattle University’s College of Arts and Sciences, School of Theology and Ministry Search for Meaning Empowerment Series, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and Elliott Bay Book Company.