A Nun's Life had the privilege to sit down with Sister Cathy Murray, OP, as she shared a powerful story about a time when she saw the Gospel unfold in an unforgettable way.

A Nun's Life: Can you describe a time in your life when you saw the Gospel unfolding?

Sister Cathy: When I was in parish ministry in 1996, I visited men on death row in San Quentin. One man in particular was about to be executed and I went to visit him for the last time. As he said good bye to me, he quoted the ending passage of Matthew: “Do not worry, I will be with you until the end of time.” That was obviously a very moving experience, and one of the times I felt Christ most vibrant in my own life. That weekend, I needed to preach, the passage I was asked to preach on was that very passage. So that Gospel affected not only me, and this was maybe 20 years ago, but the congregation that heard it. The passage became alive for them as well, and they remember [the message] to this day.

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