A retired teacher, Eveleyn McLean Brady is a mother, a grandmother, a member of Women Poets of the Crooked Circle, the WNY Peace Center, and a trustee of the Rev. A. Joseph Bissonette Foundation, where she met Sister Karen Klimczak. A deeply spiritual woman, Evelyn imbues all she does with love and good will.
This beautiful book celebrates the life of Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, and helps us cherish the memory of this passionate champion of nonviolence, who dedicated her life to providing sanctuary and hope to ex-offenders. The biographies, stories, essays, interviews, poetry, art, and photographs that grace this book are voices of the community expressing how Buffalo’s Ambassador of Peace touched their lives. Vignettes are interspersed with entries from Sister Karen’s own journals and observations that express hope and forgiveness.
The Emmy-nominated DVD, Apostle of Peace, produced by Daybreak TV Productions, is enclosed in each book. This moving half-hour tribute to Sister Karen that aired a year after her death, includes interviews with some of the people closest to her, along with archival footage of Sister Karen herself.