Today marks 16 months to the day that Sister Karen Klimczak was killed for her cell phone at the Bissonette House, named after Father Joseph Bissonette, who was murdered in his rectory in February 1987. Both had dedicated their lives to helping the marginalized. Both died at the hands of the marginalized.
In front of my house and the one directly across the street from me sits a sign that is appearing in front of many houses in Western New York. I hope that Sister Karen’s I Leave Peaceprints signs increase in popularity throughout the area – not only because of their meaning but also in lasting memory of both Sister Karen and Father Bissonette. I hope that those signs are an inspiration to us for the causes of peace and caring for others.