Mount de Sales Academy Hosts Celebrated Author Sister Helen Prejean | Community Spirit
Mount de Sales Academy was honored to host internationally celebrated author and spokesperson Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, as speaker for its celebration of the 2012 International Day of Peace.
Sister Helen, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, spoke at a special assembly held on Wednesday, September 19 in the Zuver Performing Arts Theater. In preparation for her visit, students in the MDS Upper School read and reviewed Sr. Helen's book.
The presentation began with the thought-provoking statement, "The question is not whether or not individuals who have committed heinous crimes and are currently on Death Row deserve to die, but rather whether we as humans have the right to take their lives."
The audience of students, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends were inspired by her journey of faith and enlightenment, and her bolstered commitment to "Celebrate Life!" Pictured with Sister Helen Prejean are (l-r) MDS Upper School students Hannah James, Emily King, Ian Williams, Emma Achols, and Marisol Dothard-Ortiz, and Upper School counselor Paul Midkiff. For additional information on Sister Helen Prejean and her published works, visit her website at www.prejean.org.