Eileen Reilly is a School Sister of Notre Dame from Boston, Massachusetts. After teaching in elementary and secondary schools for several years, she became involved in peace and justice ministries in a university, several parishes, as her congregation's provincial Justice and Peace Coordinator, and finally as the congregational NGO representative to the United Nations. Currently she is the religious engagement associate with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, working to increase religious involvement in the effort to end the death penalty in the United States.

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Asking God for a sign amid life and death

A sister who served as a spiritual adviser to a death row inmate shares a reflection from years ago: "I was never one who seriously prayed for a sign from God. But all that changed. Here's how it happened."