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Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang

By Eileen Connelly, OSU It’s a long way from Ohio to the Amazon rain forest, but a young woman from Dayton courageously followed her heart and answered God’s call to become a missionary and outspoken advocate for the poor and the environment. This would ultimately lead to her death at

Staff Report Two events are planned to mark the 10th anniversary the murder of murder of Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang in February 2005. Sister Dorothy was shot and killed by hired gunmen as she walked along a dirt road in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.