Reflecting on Sister Karen's life 10 years later

by PAULA DEANGELIS
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 08:00 am
Daybreak TV Productions
This month, Father Paul Seil honors the life of Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, a woman religious who was murdered 10 years ago. (Daybreak TV Productions)
This month, Father Paul Seil honors the life of Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, a woman religious who was murdered 10 years ago. (Daybreak TV Productions)

Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, was a Sister of St. Joseph who devoted her life to prison ministry in Buffalo, where she offered troubled men a second chance to become productive members of society. She served on Buffalo's East Side at the Bissonette House, named for Father Joseph Bissonette, a priest who was slain in his rectory in 1987.

Sister Karen was murdered at this house on Good Friday, April 14, 2006, by an ex-offender she had reached out to, after she had returned from Good Friday services. She was just 62 years of age when she died.

After her death, Sister Karen's legacy of living life according to the principles of peace and nonviolence lived on with the "I Leave Peaceprints" movement, featuring large, cut-out doves bearing this message.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Sister Karen's death. Tune in to "Our Daily Bread," Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 a.m. and noon on WKBW-TV Channel 7, as Father Paul Seil, the show's host, remembers Sister Karen and the work she began.

All the day's recipes will be posted on the "Our Daily Bread" website at www.odbtv.org. Also, be sure to remember to "like" Daybreak TV Productions on Facebook to see more behind the scenes photos of Father Seil taping the show, and don't forget to subscribe to Daybreak TV Productions' YouTube Channel to watch entire episodes of "Our Daily Bread."  

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