NEW HAVEN - Albertus Magnus College will present Sr.
Nancy Murray, O.P., performing her one-woman play “Rooted in Love: The Life and
Death Story of Sr. Dorothy Stang” Tat 5:15 p.m. Jan. 30, as part of its St.
Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series, according to a release.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series is free and open to the public, the release said. It is "made possible through the generosity of the Marie Louise Bianchi ’31 Fund."
Stang, "a member of
the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, spent four decades in the Amazon region of
Brazil, advocating for poor farmers who were being driven off their land by
ranchers and logging companies," the reklease said. "In 2005,
on her way to a meeting with local peasants, she was intercepted by two men
with weapons drawn; when she began to read her Bible, she was shot six times at
point blank range. Five years later, the
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur asked Sr. Nancy Murray to write the story of their
Further, "For several years, Sr. Nancy has
performed her other one-woman play “Catherine of Siena: A Woman of Our Time”
around the world as a new form of preaching.
Sr. Nancy earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Barry University
and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University. She has taught at the primary, secondary and
university levels. She also worked as a campus minister, intercity parish
pastoral associate and vocation director for the Adrian Dominicans."
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