Friday, December 2, 2011

December 2: We Remember

Today we remember Sister Ita Ford, Sister Maura Clarke, Sister Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan, who were raped and murdered by the Salvadoran military on December 2, 1980. These missionaries trained catechists, ran sacramental preparation programs, distributed food to the poor and worked to provide food, clothing, shelter and medical care to refugees. As we remember their lives, we continue to strive for the closing of the School of the Americas, which trains many of these military members who commit such atrocities.

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