The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang #(2021)
- Title: The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang
- Author: Binka Le Breton
- ISBN: 9780385522182
- Page: 358
- Format: Hardcover
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an amazing woman, and an amazing story it s disappointing that it was not very well written the quotes were lengthy and the transitions between the quotes were pathetic.
Dorothy became a part of the Nuns of Notre Dame at the age of 17 taught school for some years and then went to Brazil as a missionary felt her calling aside from spiritual direction was also to help the poorest of the poor , which means she became an activist for their rights as well as saving the rain forest Even though there was a price on her head for some time, she did not give up was murdered several years ago in 2005 there is either a documentary or movie being made in her honor.
I also saw this on my mom s list and thought that I should read it I followed Sister Dorothy s story closely after she was murdered in the , and this book is a fitting tribute to her life and work I was particularly glad to see that she began her life of solidarity and adherence to liberation theology by working with migrant farmworkers in the U.S.
This book is about a Catholic nun who is martyred in Brazil, fighting for land rights for poor people She seems to be an incredible woman However, the book focuses a lot on Brazilian politics regarding the , which kind of turned my brain off Still, I learned a bit about the region and the troubles they face.
I was inspired by this book and encouraged by the knowledge that not everyone thought she was a saint I think that s the truth of all saints but some are so far removed from us that only the good they did and the opinion that they were good remain Not very helpful for we who are regular good and bad both kind of people.
I didn t like this book at all BUT the story of Dorothy Stang is remarkable This book does not do it justice it s about the author and her view of things than Dorothy and it s terribly dry But you should see They Killed Dorothy Stang a documentary when it comes out I got to see it and it s very compelling and does a great job of telling Dorothy s amazing story.
Read this for UMW bookclub Excellent story, but I couldn t keep up with the acronyms Included a great description of creation spirituality The last three chapters include her death and the best writing in the book.
I ll be reading this so i can discuss it at the Catholic Bookclub that i am NOT a member ofI ve always been a fan of Ms.Stang and admire her for her work Que lastima that she had to die a martyr
This is a true story of a nun from Ohio who spent her life in Brazil protecting poor farmers and their land from loggers and developers She paid the untimate price for them.
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