Posts filed under: Women’s History Month

Dorothy Mae Stang (1931-2005) was an American-born Brazilian member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was martyred in the Amazon Basin because of her efforts for the poor and the environment. The Amazon is an incredible natural resource. Dorothy was called the “Angel of the Amazon”....
Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) was one of twelve children. She was a slave until 1826 when she escaped to freedom. In 1857 Truth moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, where she joined other Michigan abolitionists. She labored for the recognition of African Americans as equal citizens. Truth died on November 26, 1883....
During women’s history month we celebrate the memory of Esther "Etty" Hillesum. Etty was born on January 15,1914 in the Netherlands. She died in Auschwitz on November 30,1943. She was a young Jewish woman whose writings give us insights into her life and growth against the backdrop of war. ...