Maura Clarke


Maura Clarke born Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY January 13, 1931 (assassinated by Salvador military 1980). Maryknoll sister serving the poor in the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador.


"[T]o search out the missing, pray with the families of prisoners, bury the dead, and work with the people in their struggle to break out of the bonds of oppression, poverty, and violence." (Telling the Stories that Matter, Dec. 2, 2013)

 “Even though I am somewhat fearful of the difficult days ahead for our people of El Salvador, I feel convinced, Lord, that you want me there; that you will give me the light and strength I need.” (Dec. 1, 1980 Maryknoll Mission Archives; photo Wikipedia)