Martyr of the Amazon

The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang

by Roseanne Murphy ’66Ph.D. (Orbis Books)

martyr_of_the_amazon.jpgDorothy Stang, a sister of Notre Dame de Namur, was shot in 2005 by hired assassins as she walked to a meeting with peasant farmers in the Amazon.

This biography traces Sister Dorothy’s journey from her days as a postulant to her move to Brazil and her growing advocacy for the rights of the poor and for the protection of the rain forest. It also takes a look at the enemies she made and the Gospel mission for which she gave her life.