REFLECTION: Remembering Maura, Ita, Dorothy and Jean – a scattering of seeds and words of gratitude

by Scott Wright and Jean Stokan Today marks the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of four U.S. church women who were assassinated in El Salvador on December 2, 1980. Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan: two Maryknoll sisters, one Ursuline nun, and a young lay person. Today, 35 years later, we live … Continue reading REFLECTION: Remembering Maura, Ita, Dorothy and Jean – a scattering of seeds and words of gratitude

REFLECTION: The 31st anniversary of the martyrdom of the U.S. churchwomen in El Salvador

Today we mark the 31st anniversary of the deaths of four U.S. churchwomen, Dorothy Kazel, Maura Clarke, Ita Ford and Jean Donovan, who were brutally murdered in El Salvador in 1980. We remember them and we honor their witness. Ita Ford wrote about her experience in El Salvador: "Am I willing to suffer with the … Continue reading REFLECTION: The 31st anniversary of the martyrdom of the U.S. churchwomen in El Salvador