DAVENPORT — Sister Nancy Murray, OP, sister of actor-comedian Bill Murray, will give a one-woman performance on the life of martyred Sister Dorothy Stang March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Christ the King Chapel on St. Ambrose University’s campus.
The play, “Rooted in Love,” will tell the story of the Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who was murdered in 2005 for her work on behalf of the Amazon Rainforest and the poor farmers who sought only to live there in peace.
Sr. Stang was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.”
Sr. Murray, previously known for her one-woman play about St. Catherine of Siena, said she was drawn to Sr. Stang’s story “because of a belief in the power of the arts to tell a story to people who might not be willing to read the biographies.” She also said, “Sr. Dorothy has made me much more conscious of our need to live sustainably, appreciating and caring for Earth in every way we can.”
Fee is $10 at door or reserve a seat at (563) 336-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Ambrose students can attend at no charge.