Martyr of the Amazon
The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang
by Roseanne Murphy ’66Ph.D. (Orbis Books)
Dorothy 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.