Dorothy Stang Novena

On the 18th anniversary of Sister Dorothy Stang's martyrdom, we visited with Sister Jo Depweg, SNDdeN, who spent time with Sister Dorothy Stang in Brazil. We asked, "What do you think young people today need to know about Sister Dorothy?"

St. Joseph and St. Raphael Catholic Parish invited Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Judi Clemens, Joan Krimm and Jo Depweg for a conversation to commemorate 18th anniversary of Sister Dorothy Stang martyrdom. Thank you St. Joseph and St. Raphael community for joining us in continuing Sister Dorothy Stang's legacy.

A year after the martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005 in Boa Esperança, Pará, Brazil, the Stang family, during their customary family reunion, dedicated a large stone with a bronze plaque in Dorothy’s memory at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.

We are happy to share the discovery of a new species of a screech owl in the Amazon rainforest named after our martyred Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang. A native of Dayton, OH, and a graduate of Julienne High School, Sister Dorothy taught in Illinois and Arizona before beginning her life’s work in the Brazilian Amazon fighting for the rights of people in poverty.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the United States and across the globe continue to share Sister Dorothy's story and ministry and encourage sisters, associates, colleagues, friends old and new to advance Sister Dorothy's legacy in a world that is crying out for the healing presence of God and an appreciation and respect for all of creation.

Evan Mack, the producer of Angel of the Amazon, an opera based on Sister Dorothy, will ...

Mount Notre Dame High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Over the past ten months, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have been engaged in the Sister Dorothy Stang 15th Anniversary Rememberance project with the theme, “Her Legacy endures in us,” This project, which remembers Sister Dorothy on the 15th anniversary of her murder in Brazil, began on February 12, 2020 and will continue through February 12, 2021.

Sister Dorothy Stang Park in Belem, Brazil

Sister Dorothy Stang Park

November 1, 2020

These are photos of the dedication of the Sister Dorothy Stang Park in Belem, Para, Brazil. The park serves a neighborhood that lacked a play area. The people are delighted!