A Permanent Exhibit on
Sister Dorothy Stang.
Museum honors Dayton-native Sister Dorothy Stang with an exhibit in the
Sister Dorothy spent half her life
in Brazil and the Amazon, starting in 1966. She joined the religious order of the
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Cincinnati in 1948. She remained active in the order until her brutal killing on
February 12, 2005. Throughout her life her message was peace and nonviolent activism.
worked to save the Amazon from deforestation by lumberjacks, wealthy
cattle ranchers and soybean farmers.
Brazil exports these products at growing costs to the earth's environment. She championed a movement of peasants encouraging campaigns for sustainable use of the rain
forest. This moving exhibit of singular courage remains a part of our permanent collection.
Click here to view video on Sister Dorothy's life work.