Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Albertus Magnus College to present one-woman play “Rooted in Love:

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."
The performance will be held in the Behan Community Room of the Hubert Campus Center. To reserve a place, call 203-773-8502 or e-mail alumni@albertus.edu.
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 martyred sister."
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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