‘Dead Man Walking’ author visits Academy of the Sacred Heart _lowres

Photo provided by Academy of the Sacred Heart—From left are Lizzie Schott Rodrigue, Upper School dean of students at the Academy of the Sacred Heart; Sister Helen Prejean; and Yvonne Adler, Upper School division head.

Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” visited Upper School students at the Academy of the Sacred Heart recently, discussing the spiritual journey she experienced while counseling death-row inmates. The film version of “Dead Man Walking” received four Academy Award nominations in 1995.