Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister Sandra Araújo dos Santos

Sister Sandra Araújo dos Santos was born on March 23, 1977 in the State of Maranhão, Brazil. Her parents are farmers and for this reason, looking for land, they migrated to the State of Pará. In Maranhão, it is too hard to get land.

In Anapu, Pará, Sandra got to know the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The first Notre Dame Sister that she met was Sr. Dorothy Stang. This happened as soon as her family arrived in Anapu. Then, as Sandra grew up, she participated in the events held by the Sisters of Notre Dame. In 1995, she began to live with the Sisters and became a postulant in 1997. She made her perpetual Vows as an SND in January 2008.

Now, Sr. Sandra lives in São Luis in an SND community with Sisters Anne Wihbey, Maria de Jesus Borges Costa and Maria Vagner Souza Silva. She dreams of a world where all God’s children will be able to live with dignity.


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