Dorothy’s Anniversary, Feb 12

by Michele on February 11, 2014

The month of February will always remind me of Sistertumblr_kwffro9X6F1qzvsggo1_500 simlar to pointing serious w t shirt Dorothy Stang SNDdeN, who so inspired me that I wrote a book about her and then watched my life veer in a new direction.  I still find it amazing.

On February 12, 2005, Dorothy was killed on a lonely Brazilian Amazon road, by farm hands hired to commit this heinous act. She was an amazing woman as the title of my book indicates, dedicated to education, first, in Arizona at a mission school in the 1950’s and then in Brazil from 1966 until her death.

Many of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are inspirations as well, and I got to know some of them when I did my research.

Dorothy’s best friend in high school, Sister Joan Krimmurl joan Kis one of these women who never stop living her mission.  She served in Brazil for ten years with Dorothy, teaching and developing a much needed and popular youth program for teens. Now in her 80’s and back home in Ohio, she has taken on the fight against human trafficking and sexual slavery. I hope to visit her soon and will add to this profile in a later blog.

Dorothy, we thank you and bless you! Joan we thank you and bless you too!

Abe Lincoln, we know it is your birthday…I always have thought about these “freedom fighters” sharing a memorable day.  Thank you too!

A Journey of Courage, front cover

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Carol Henderson February 13, 2014 at 12:20 am

Thank you for reminding us of Dorothy’s amazing gifts and generous spirit. What an inspiration she is to us all. I look forward to hearing more about Sister Joan Krimm.


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