Ita Ford


Ita Ford born Brooklyn, NY April 23, 1940 (d. 1980). Maryknoll nun active in Bolivia, Chile and El Salvador. Tortured, raped, and murdered by National Guard soldiers, El Salvador, 1980.


"The Committee fears that decisive action will be taken by our [American] government under the guise of 'stopping communism'—and that all of Central America will be involved if it happens. It's a heavy scene—but if we have a preferential option for the poor as well as a commitment for justice as a basis for the coming of the Kingdom, we're going to have to take sides in El Salvador—correction—we have." (1980 letter to Maryknoll President; photo Wikipedia)