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.
Elisabeth Behr-Sigel, 1907-2005 « In Communion
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Sister Ita Ford, M.M. (4/23/1940 - 12/2/1980) American Roman Catholic Maryknoll Sister who served as a missionary in Bolivia, Chile and El Salvador. She worked with the poor and war refugees. On Dec. 2, 1980, she was tortured, raped, and murdered, along with fellow missionaries Sister Maura Clarke, M.M., laywoman Jean Donovan, and Sister Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U. They were killed in El Salvador by U.S. trained members of a military death squad of the right-wing Salvadoran military-led…
Sister Agnes Mansour of the Sisters of Mercy who believed as long as abortion was legal, all women should have safe access to it. Detroit, Michigan.