No sacrifice is greater than giving your life to help the poor along the Amazon River in Brazil. That’s what Father Dale Brune, a native of Washington, did for 50 years. He died Nov. 6, 2013, at age 75.
He was Washington’s best known missionary and when home on leave he enlisted the support of people in this area in the various projects he established to give the people in Brazil a better life. He, of course, had as his primary objective to bring the Catholic religion to the people he served along the Amazon River. Along with his priestly duties, Father Dale took the lead in economic development that produced jobs. He established a hammock factory that employed upwards of 100 people.
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