Ford, Ita (1940–)

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Ford, Ita (1940–)

American nun and martyr. Born April 23, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY; killed Dec 2, 1980, in El Salvador; attended Marymount College.

Joined the Maryknoll Sisters (1971); assigned to Chile, lived in the shantytown of Santiago, ministering to the poor (1973–80); following the appeal of Archbishop Romero for help in El Salavador, relocated there (Mar 1980); was slain by National Guardsmen in El Salvador, along with Maura Clarke, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan.

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