40th ANNIVERSARY OF MARTYRDOM OF CHURCH WOMEN IN EL SALVADOR
December 2nd, 1980 is a date that many of us remember. Turning on the radio that morning the shocking news of the murder of Four Catholic Missioners in El Salvador came blaring out at us. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their deaths during this program gives us all a chance to reflect on our own mission calling. How do the lives of these brave women speak to us today? Are we truly listening to what the spirit is asking of us in the face of all the injustice & violence we “see” each day? During this week as we reflect on the realities behind all these injustices & violence, we will walk with Sr. Ita, Sr. Maura, Sr. Dorothy and Jean as guides in our struggle to respond to today’s witnessing to the Gospel Message of love and peace.
Resource Persons: The Martyred Women will be our guides this week facilitated by Eileen Markey an investigative journalist. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, National Catholic Reporter, America and Commonweal. Her work increasingly focuses on the role of public memory in shaping perceptions of the present and defining commitments. Markey is a graduate of Fordham University’s urban studies program and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is an assistant Professor of Journalism at Lehman College of the City University of New York. She is the author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura (Nation Books, 2016).