Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In the Company of Martyrs

An honoring of several contemporary women martyrs took place in the chapel of Wisdom House during the Casagrande Interfaith Institute on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  These were Maryknoll sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clark, lay missionary Jean Donovan and Ursuline sister Dorothy Kazel, murdered in El Salvador, 1980;  Notre Dame de Namur Sister Dorothy Stang, murdered in Brazil, 2006; and Daughter of Wisdom Sister Mary Antoinette, murdered in the Congo, 1964. This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Sister Mary Antoinette's birth.

An interpretive dance was done by Judith Ehrman Shapiro, the song "The Rose" was sung by Helen Falcone, and a poetic tribute to Sister Mary Antoinette, written by author Edwina Gateley, was  read by Davyne Verstandig, Ann Gray, DW, and  Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP. The prayer service was titled, "In The Company of Martyrs."