A Death Row Inmate’s Connection to God

May 26, 2004

When David Paul Hammer was moved to the penitentiary at Terre Haute - where federal executions take place - a nun he had befriended referred him to Sister Rita Claire Gerardot (left) of the Sisters of Providence, whose motherhouse is just north of the city. Since then, Sr. Rita Claire has been Hammer's intermediary, both in a spiritual sense and toward the community. She tells AM 580's Tom Rogers that it was her first experience dealing with a prison inmate - not to mention one charged with capital murder - but one she would never trade in.

Story source: WILL