Jean Donovan


Jean Donovan born Westport, CT April 10, 1953. (d. 1980). Catholic lay worker beaten, raped and murdered by Salvadoran National Guard.


The Peace Corps left today and my heart sank low. The danger is extreme and they were right to leave. . . Now I must assess my own position, because I am not up for suicide. Several times I have decided to leave. I almost could, except for the children, the poor bruised victims of adult lunacy. Who would care for them? Whose heart would be so staunch as to favor the reasonable thing in a sea of their tears and helplessness? Not mine, dear friend, not mine.” (quote and photo Wikipedia)