I lived for one year in Fort Defiance, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation, about a half hour south of Navajo, NM, where Sister Marguerite Bartz was killed last November. During my time on the reservation, I often interacted with a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament, who like Bartz, strove for peace and justice. She worked incredibly hard to keep our small parish going, and I couldn't help but think of her when I read about a new fund set up to support women like her and Sister Marguerite. According to The Daily Times:
Women serving religious roles in isolated areas are expected to benefit from a fund set up in honor of Sister Marguerite Bartz, who was murdered in November in her home on the Navajo Nation.
The Catholic Church Extension Society has established a fund in Bartz's name to help support the work of like-minded women across the country. The fund will supplement $1.5 million to be distributed this year to sustain women ministering in 33 dioceses.
To donate to the Sister Marguerite Bartz Fund, contact the Development Office of Catholic Extension at catholicextension.org or 800-842-7804.