Sister Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, reminds us of the life of our dear Sister Patricia Ann Kelley, CCVI, who was a martyr. Her life continues to inspire us and to encourage us to be builders of justice and peace.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Sisters remember the anniversary of the death of Sister Patricia Ann Kelley, CCVI, who was raped and murdered on September 27, 1987. She worked extensively to help the poor. Sister Dorothy Ettling, the leader of the I.W. Sisters said, “Such violence will never be conquered by a retaliation of violence in our own hearts.” This led the Sisters to stand with other families who had lost loved ones and speak against the death penalty.
Read more of her story: https://app.box.com/s/aceha0x31gkwi0nistqe
Her leadership: http://www.energyandutilityconference.org/2014%20Presentations/Wednesday%20Lunch_Pecha%20Kucucha.pdf
Her memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76569911