Sister Eileen Reilly, a native of Boston, has been a School Sister of Notre Dame (SSND) for over 50 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, an MA in Peace and Justice Studies, and an MDiv from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Eileen taught in elementary and secondary schools, served as a Campus Minister at Northeastern University and worked as Pastoral Associate in both Richmond, VA and Gaithersburg, MD.
She ministered as the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Coordinator for her congregation and was the SSND NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Representative at the United Nations for nine years.
While living in Connecticut, Eileen had the opportunity to accompany a man who was eventually executed by the state of Connecticut. This strengthened her passion for abolishing the death penalty and led her to her present ministry at Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN), the national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.
In that position, Eileen collaborates with Murder Victims’ Family Members to amplify their courageous stories of resilience, dignity and hope. In addition, she animates Catholic Sisters to become more involved in the mission of CMN.