Monday, February 13, 2012

Dorothy Stang SND. Witness for the Gospel

Jim Martin, S.J., over at America Magazine's Blog calls, our attention to this anniversary

Jim Martin writes: "Seven years ago today, Dorothy Stang, an American Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, was martyred in the Amazon as a result of her work with the landless poor there. When two hired gunmen met her on a muddy path they asked if she was carrying a weapon. In reply, she took out a Bible and began to recite the Beatitudes. "Blessed are the poor in spirit...blessed are the peacemakers." Then she was shot. This video shows some of her generous spirit and the love that the people had for her. The first few minutes are particularly affecting, and will remind you of so many of the women religious who have a passion for the Gospel and for the poor. "

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