Join us for the Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation.
Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial Reconciliation
Imago Dei: Image of God
Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel
March 18, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room
In 1993, Oshea Israel got into a fight with Laramium Byrd that ended with a gunshot that killed Laramium, the only child of Mary Johnson. Twelve years later, Mary went to the penitentiary to visit the man who murdered her son, and an unlikely friendship developed between the two, leading eventually to the founding of From Death to Life, an organization that supports mothers who have lost children to homicide, and that supports the practice of forgiveness. The two will share their story, and will send us forth to live as Christ would have us live, with tenderness and mercy.