12 February 2009

A Day to Remember

Today is the 4th anniversary of the martyrdom Sr. Dorothy Stang.  Basically she was a great SND to despite threats stayed in Brazil to fight against people cutting down the Amazon.  Sadly, she brutally murdered by three men as she was walking to a community meeting.  I encourage everyone who does not know about her to read more about what she did.

You can click HERE to read the wikipedia article.

I want to note that while a great woman, she is not unique.  I consider her to be a typical SND put into a terrible situation.  In my second year working with SND's I continue to be dumbstruck with their commitment to service.