She advocated peace. She ministered to paroled male convicts. She believed in second chances and forgiveness. She was Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, and she was murdered by one of the men she was trying to help. On Saturday, April 11 at 5:30 a.m. and noon, WKBW-TV Channel 7, will air Apostle of Peace, the documentary of Sister Karen's mission, produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the diocesan Office of Communications.
Killed on Good Friday, April 14, 2006, Sister Karen led a life of service; Apostle of Peace, details her work for peace and forgiveness. In 1985 she began Hope House, which was later named Bissonette House, to help troubled men get back on track so they could have a brighter future. Although Sister Karen is no longer here, her legacy lives on with the "I leave peaceprints" and "Nonviolence begins with me" signs on lawns all over Western New York.
To learn more about Sister Karen, her ministry and her legacy, tune in to WKBW-TV Channel 7 at 5:30 a.m., and noon on Saturday, April 11.