Sr. Barbara Battista is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She ministers as a Physicians Assistant in Occupational Medicine in Terre Haute, Indiana and is a member of the Terre Haute Death Penalty Resistance, which mobilizes against federal executions.
Sr. Barbara Battista
The violence of capital punishment does not have the final word — even on Good Friday.
After accompanying William LeCroy to his death on Sept. 22, Sr. Barbara Battista reflects on Christ's call to “love our neighbors as ourselves.”
The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent call us, God’s children, to live in harmony with one another. This unity can only be achieved through the light of Christ.