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    Kazel Center

    The Kazel Center, located on the main floor of the library, is dedicated to the memory of Sr. Dorothy Kazel, OSU.

    Sister Dorothy Kazel, OSU, was a Cleveland Ursuline and one of four American churchwomen murdered in El Salvador in 1980. The Sister Dorothy Kazel Center for Global Awareness of Peace and Justice Issues is designed to serve as a research center to promote the awareness of peace and justice for all people. The materials in the collection are intended to assist scholarly and active pursuits in the area of international relations. To learn more about Sr. Dorthy Kazel, we suggest the following library materials:


    • Glavac, Cynthia, O.S.U. In the Fullness of Life: a Biography of Dorothy Kazel. Denville, New Jersey: Dimension Books, 1996.
    • Kazel, Dorothy Chapon. Alleluia: Sister Dorothy Kazel. Cleveland: Chapel Publications, 1987.
    • Partridge, Olivia. A Search for Justice: Research and Reflections on the Lives and Deaths of Four American Chruchwomen Killed in El Salvador. 1983.
    • Royal, Robert. The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History.New York: Crossroad Pub., 2000.


    • Justice and the Generals. New York: Gail Pellett Productions; Thirteen WNET, 2002.
    • Salvador: Sacrifices of Faith. Cleveland: New World Communications (WJW TV), 1996.

    Periodical Articles

    • Dickey, Christopher. "Not Today, Not Tomorrow." Newsweek, v.132 (December 7, 1998) p.44.
    • Hendon, David W. "Notes on Church-State Affairs: El Salvador." Journal of Church and State, v.40 (Summer, 1998). p.713.
    • Hoesl, Marcella. "Reflection on the Life and Death of Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan. Missiology, v.9 (Oct., 1981), pp.389-392.
    • Kazel, Dorothy Chapon. "Sister Dorothy Kazel: A Martyr Remembered." Our Sunday Visitor, v.19 (Dec., 1990), pp.10-21.
    • Wallis, Jim. "Remembering the Deaths of Four Missionaries in El Salvador." Sorjourners, v.19 (Dec., 1990), pp.10-21.
    • Zyromski, Pae McKean. "How to be a Living Alleluia: Easter Lessons from Dorothy Kazel. Cathechist, v.33. (March, 2000), n.p. (available in print)
    Sister Dorothy Kazel

    Sister Dorothy Kazel, OSU, was a Cleveland Ursuline and one of four American churchwomen murdered in El Salvador in 1980. 

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