Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, September 05, 2014

A modern day martyr

On September 20, Catholic Charities’ Commission on Peace and Justice is presenting “Rooted in Love: The Life and Death of Sister Dorothy Stang.”  It tells the story of an American nun who was martyred in 2005 while helping Brazilian peasants who were trying to protect the Amazon rainforest.

Since her death, Sister Dorothy has been widely honored for her life and work by the United States Congress and by a number of colleges and universities across the United States. She was posthumously awarded the 2008 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights. Books, movies, documentaries and an opera have been developed about her. And she was formally recognized by the Vatican as a modern day martyr.

This one-woman play will be presented on Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel + Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy. For more information, or to buy tickets, call 453-6654 or go to