The Word Among Us

Easter 2016 Issue

Not Buried, Planted

The martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang.

By: Kathryn Elliott

Not Buried, Planted: The martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang. by Kathryn Elliott

It was 1998, and Sister Dorothy Stang was back in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest after a four-month trip to Dayton, Ohio. She had been home to celebrate her fiftieth anniversary with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Upon returning to the jungle, Dorothy felt tired and weighed down. The harsh realities of poverty, infighting, and corruption continued to...

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