Sunday, July 21, 2013

"Martyr of the Amazon" Book Event with Author Roseanne Murphy, Saturday July 27th, 2-4pm!

Florey's Book welcomes author Roseanne Murphy as she discusses her book "Martyr of the Amazon: The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang"
Sr. Murphy's colleagues Cheryl Joseph and Jim McGarry will also be guests.

***Saturday, July 27th 2:00-4:00pm***

About the Book:

The murder in 2005 of an American nun, Sister Dorothy Stang, focused the worlds attention on the plight of poor farmers in the Brazilian Amazon and their struggles against rapacious developers. Sister Dorothy had worked in Brazil for forty years. From a conventional nun in the pre-Vatican II era, she had developed a keen social conscience and, increasingly, a deep, mystical commitment to the integrity of Creation. These ideals combined in her advocacy for the rights of the poor and her defense of the imperiled rain forest. They also earned her the enmity of land-grabbing ranchers who repeatedly threatened her. ""All I ask,"" she wrote, ""is Gods grace to help me keep on this journey, fighting for the people to have a more egalitarian life and that we learn to respect Gods creation.""

About the Author:

Sister Roseanne Murphy attended Stanford University, Notre Dame University, and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. She entered the convent, and went on to teach biology, general science, religion and English at her alma mater, Notre Dame High School, Belmont. Later she found her “true teaching home” at the College of Notre Dame (now Notre Dame de Namur University) where she remains to this day. Sr. Roseanne enjoyed teaching college students and serving as chair for the Behavioral Science Department for 37 years! She combined her classroom teaching with experiences in the community that included field trips to San Quentin and Agnews State Mental Hospital. Twice she won a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and she was the first woman to teach at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park.

We hope to see you!

***Saturday, July 27th, 2:00-4:00pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm on Fridays)