Sr. Helen Prejean and Sr. Elaine Macinnes to Present Inaugural Martin Royackers Lecture at Regis College

Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J. will present the inaugural Martin Royackers Lecture entitled "Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues".   An introduction will be made by Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.  Sr. Elaine MacInnes, O.L.M. will join Sr. Prejean to discuss the work of Freeing the Human Spirit and for a question and answer session moderated by Barbara Budd of the CBC.  The Martin Royackers Lecture will be held at Regis College at St. Joseph Chapel on Tuesday April 20 at 7:30 pm. No advanced registration is required. Admission is free.  Contributions will be welcome.

A workshop on Freeing the Human Spirit and Human Trafficking in Toronto will follow on Wednesday April 21st from 9:00am to noon at Regis College.  The workshop features:

  • The biographical documentary film "The Fires that Burn: The Life and Work of Sr. Elaine MacInnes"
  • Freeing the Human Spirit volunteers will then explain the program of meditation and yoga they deliver weekly in Canadian prisons, followed by instruction in these disciplines.
  • Sr. Celeste Reinhart, SSND will present "Set the Captives Free: Human Trafficking in Toronto"

Preregistration is required.  The workshop fee is a prepayment of $20 for Regis College students and $40 for all others. A light breakfast will be provided. Please contact Georgina Rooney or 416-922-5474 x238 for further information and to preregister. Please note that space is limited.

Sr. Helen is well known for her pastoral ministry with the victims of violence.

Sr. Elaine is well known for her work in bringing hope and healing to prison inmates through the practice of meditation.

The Martin Royackers Lectures are sponsored through the benefaction of Mr. Jerry McCullough.