Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One woman play in El Paso highlights heroism of U.S. Catholic sisters

Sister Dorothy Stang. Photo credit: EDLC
A one-woman play in El Paso will highlight a 21st century martyr: Sister Dorothy Stang, SNdeN. On February 12, 2005, Sister Dorothy, a Catholic nun from Dayton, Ohio, was shot six times and left to die in the Amazon jungle where she had devoted herself to helping the poor. The program will benefit the work of other heroic U.S. Catholic Sisters who work among the poor in Juarez at Centro Santa Catolina, a program that boosts an economically struggling neighborhood.

Nancy Murray, O.P., a sister of famed Chicago-native actor Bill Murray, wrote and will perform the title role twice in El Paso:

  • Sunday, February 12, 2012 the play will be at 3:00 pm in the Theater at Ysleta Independent School  District Administration building; 9600 Sims Drive, El Paso, TX  79925.  
  • Monday, February 13, 2012 an evening performance begins at 7:00 pm at St. Pius Church Community Parish Hall, 1050 N. Clark Road, El Paso, TX  79905.
Tickets are $15; Youth 16 years and younger $10. Order your ticket in advance by sending your name, address, and phone number along with the number of tickets, desired performance and a check payable to Centro Santa Catalina. Tickets will be held at the door upon request.

Donations are welcome from those unable to attend the play. Enclose information to receive receipt. Donations are tax deductible and will support a faith based community for spiritual, educational and economic empowerment of women who are economically poor. The area the Centro serves has been affected by drug war violence, but the U.S. sisters have maintained their presence, nevertheless.

Mail all donations and ticket reservation requests to:
1207 Alabama Street       
El Paso, TX   79930             

Call for more information: 915-564-9003 or visit the Centro Santa Catalina website where payment by Paypal is accepted.

1 comment:

Jan said...

I wish I could be there.