Ita Ford: Missionary Martyr

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Paulist Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 50 pages
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"Ita Ford: Missionary Martyr is a literary biography of Ita Ford, one of four American churchwomen murdered in El Salvador by government forces on December 2, 1980. In these pages the author invites us to learn about Ita - about her courage, her humor, and her unquenchable hope. In the midst of the repression and violence of El Salvador, Ita Ford drew strength from her deep faith in God and found joy in her work on behalf of the poor. This book is not only about a tragic death, but about a life inspired by the gospel and marked by immense spiritual courage. Phyllis Zagano spent two years researching Ita Ford and here presents a moving account of the life and death of this extraordinary woman."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A compelling history of the death and life of one of the four North American women murdered in El Salvador. -- Waterwheel

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Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapter VIII
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV
Chapter XV

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Page 1 - I hope you come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you. Something worth living for — maybe even worth dying for — something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead.
Page 3 - ... wearing off. All I can share with you is that God's palpable presence has never been more real ever since we came to Salvador. He's made a lot of things clear for us — what we should be doing, etc. — and I trust in that and I hope you can too. I'll be in touch. Take good care.
Page 9 - It's lonely. Not in [the] sense of being alone in a crowd, but in an emotional way. No one knows you well enough to be able to say the right thing when you need it — and as yet, no one cares enough.

About the author (1996)

Phyllis Zagano is an Associate Professor of Communication at Boston University, where she teaches in the College of Communication and in the School of Theology.

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