Sr. Dorothy Stang

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Sister Dorothy Stang. She was Dot to her friends and family and Irma (Sister) Doroteia to the people in Brazil who took to calling her the “Angel of the Amazon” because of her passionate support of poor farmers’ rights to the land and her protectiveness of the rainforest. Dorothy, a Sister of Notre Dame, devoted almost 40 years of her life to the people and land of Brazil. On February 12, 2005, two hired gunmen shot her six times thinking they had finally silenced this gentle, tenacious crusader for the poor. From dorothystang.org

Other websites:

the expanded story of Sr Dorothy

Angel of the Amazon

New York Times articles about Sr Dorothy

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