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Dead Man Walking In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean agreed to serve as spiritual advisor to convicted murderer Patrick Sonnier; two years later, she did the same for Robert Lee Willie. In this memoir of Prejean’s introduction to the cap­ital punishment system, we come to know two condemned men she advises and ultimately accompanies to their […]

The Journey of Dead Man Walking

The Journey of Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie It’s hard to believe now, but when Terrence McNally and I first met in New York in 1996 to discuss a possible opera collaboration, it was a comic work that the producer had in mind. Something light and celebratory for the millennium. Being almost completely unknown […]

Author biography

Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions.  She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry.  She considers herself a southern storyteller. Sister Helen is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph.  She […]