Angel of the Amazon, is an operatic presentation of the life and mission of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, martyred in Anapu, Pará, Brazil, on February 12, 2005, because of her work in defense of the Amazon Forest and its people. The opera by composer Evan Mack was presented at the November 13th matinee at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture on historic Bleecker St, New York, New York.
The Sheen Center, a venue where art and spirituality meet, provides a platform for conversations about diverse aspects of humanity and social justice. The Center seeks to showcase the glory and diversity of God's creation pursuing all that is good, true and beautiful.
Specially invited guests, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Kathleen Harmon (OH), Maria Delaney and Mary Alice McCabe (E-W), and Kumiko Azuma (Japan), were on hand at the conclusion of the moving musical drama to answer questions from the audience about Sister Dorothy's iife and about the present light of the Amazon Forest which is still suffering devastation at an alarming rate. It was a beautiful and uplifting day, which indeed lifted up the glory and diversity of God's creation.
Written by Sister Mary Alice McCabe, SNDdeN, first published on the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur U.S. eNewsletter, December 2022 - January 2023, Vol. 13. No. 9.