I’m listening to the podcast of Tuesday’s The Diane Rehm Show, and there’s an interview with British journalist, Binka Le Breton, on her new book, “The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang.” You may recall that a couple of years ago, Sr. Dot was shot and killed in Brazil, for her advocacy work for the rural poor and the environment.
Binka also discusses what’s happening now in Brazil concerning the Amazon rainforests and the efforts to stop illegal deforestation.
This may be a good book for some Lenten reading. To reflect on the life of a modern day martyr seems an appropriate thing to do in these days of following Jesus towards the cross.
It may be a few days before I get back to this blog. I’m traveling to Stuart, Florida tomorrow for a few days of visiting some friends, and I’ll also have to attend to some of my program chair duties for the conference. I do hope to do a couple of posts before I return next Thursday, so please don’t give up on me…it has been a busy week.