Eco-Martyr: Guardian of the Amazon Rainforest
Snow Update: This event will take place as scheduled, on Saturday, February 13, 1:00 pm. Trinity will be OPEN.
The Sisters of Notre Dame will celebrate the life of Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND, an American missionary who was murdered in 2005 in the Brazilian forest, on Saturday, February 13, 1:00 pm, at Trinity. The celebration will include speakers who will reflect on the courageous life of Sr. Dorothy and a mass at 4:30 pm. Members of the Trinity community and friends are invited to participate. This program is open to the public.
For 40 years Sr. Dorothy dedicated her life to bringing faith and justice to the peasant settlers of Brazil. She helped to build more than thirty schools and chapels. Her defense of human rights and social justice challenged the land-greedy, illegal ranchers who were destroying the Amazon rain forest. These ranchers threatened farmers, burned homes and even killed those who stood up to them. Sr. Dorothy was their enemy and they wanted her dead. They succeeded.
5th Anniversary Celebration of the Life of Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND
Saturday, February 13, 2010, 1:00 pm
Trinity Washington University, Main Building, O’Connor Auditorium
Mass: 4:30 pm; Rev. Joseph Nangle, OSF, celebrant, with St. Camillus Choir
Keynote: Binka LeBreton, biographer of Sr. Dorothy
Marlene DeNardo: Sr. Dorothy’s spirituality; friend and mentor of Sr. Dorothy
Scott Paul: Protecting the rainforest; Greenpeace Director of Forestry
Mary Gillespie, SND: Living Sr. Dorothy’s vision; coworker with Sr. Dorothy and close friend
Copies of the book, A Journey of Courage: The Amazing Story of Sister Dorothy Stang, by Trinity graduate Michele Murdock ’64, will be available for purchase.
Come, celebrate, listen to the story and let Sr. Dorothy’s spirit inspire you.Sr. Dorothy Stang