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Sister Rebeca Spires, who has served in the Brazilian interior since 1970, tends to a blind woman. (Courtesy Photo)
Since 1970, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Rebeca Spires has made the interior her mission. For more than four and a half decades, Sister Rebeca has brought Christ’s love to poor farm workers and the indigenous people of the Brazilian interior. “Jesus touches every person He cures,” Sister Rebeca

By Lise Alves Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — In the 10 years since U.S.-born Sister Dorothy Stang was killed by ranchers in the Amazon, the risks have not decreased, said one of the coordinators of the Brazilian bishops’ Pastoral Land Commission. Antonio Canuto, one of the commission’s coordinators, said although the

Staff Report  The usual tone of Throwback Thursday stories tends to be lighthearted, but today’s post is a somber one. Many in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and around the world mark today as the 10th anniversary of Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang’s assassination. Sister Dortothy, a native of Dayton,

By Lise Alves Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — Brazilian rancher Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura again has been found guilty of masterminding the 2005 assassination of U.S.-born Sister Dorothy Stang. A judge sentenced Moura to 30 years in prison after he was declared guilty just before midnight Sept. 19, the court

By Lise Alves Catholic News Service  SAO PAULO (CNS) — The man who confessed to killing a U.S.-born nun in 2005 in Brazil’s Amazon has been released from prison. Rayfran das Neves Sales, who served a little less than eight years of a 27-year sentence for shooting Sister Dorothy Stang,

Mike Gable of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati mission office, center, and the staff and volunteers of the Su Casa Hispanic Center pose for a photo after the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award presentation. (CT PHOTO/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman & Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  Named for a modern-day martyr, the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award is given to those in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who exemplify love of the poor, and love of the Earth as Sister Dorothy did.

CJ students at the tree planting for Sister Dorothy Stang
Press Release Tiny seedlings and a prayer service have grown together to form an annual remembrance of Notre Dame de Namur Sister Dorothy Stang, who was killed in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil while protecting the rights of indigenous farm families. Stang was a Dayton, Ohio native but a naturalized

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 By David Eck ARCHDIOCESE — For five years the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have remembered the life and ministry of Sister Dorothy Stang on the anniversary of her murder, but now the community will celebrate Sister Dorothy’s legacy on her birthday. About 250 people