Previous Lumen Christi Award Recipients

The Lumen Christi Award was established by Catholic Extension to highlight an outstanding individual who has shown a special dedication to serving people in his or her under-resourced diocese.

Previous award recipients:

2013
José and Digna R. López
Diocese of Stockton, California
Lumen Christi Award Winner

2012
The Felician Sisters
Diocese of Charleston, South CarolinaLumen Christi Award Winner

2011
Sister Gabriella Williams, OP
Diocese of San Bernardino, California
2011 Lumen Christi Award Winner

2010
Father Ed Kohler
Diocese of Helena, Montana2010 Lumen Christi Award Winner

2009
Sister Rosemary Boessen, RSM
Diocese of Boise, Idaho
2009 Lumen Christi Award Winner

2008
Dr. Carol Cottrill
Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky
2008 Lumen Christi Award Winner

2007
Monsignor R. Scott Friend
Diocese of Little Rock, ArkansasLumen Christi Award Winner

2006 
Sister Vera Butler, PBVM
Archdiocese of New Orleans, New Orleans2006 Lumen Christi Award Winner

2005
Father LeRoy Clementich, CSC
Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska2005 Lumen Christi Award Winner

2004
Sister Ann Connolly, ASC
Diocese of East St. Louis, Illinois2004 Lumen Christi Award Winner

2003
Mary Ann Larsen
Diocese of Morgan, MinnesotaLumen Christi Award Winner

2002
Anthony & Evelyn Messuri
Diocese of Caldwell, IdahoLumen Christi Award Winner

2001
Marie Wilkinson
Diocese of Aurora, IllinoisLumen Christi Award Winner

2000 
Father Richard Jones, SJ

Diocese of St. Francis, South DakotaLumen Christi Award Winner

1999 
Sister Justina Violette, OSB

Diocese of Crookston, MinnesotaLumen Christi Award Winner

1998 
Sister Bernadette Kenny, MMM

Diocese of Clinch Co, VirginiaLumen Christi Award Winner

1997 
Sister Mary Felissa Zander, SSSF

Diocese of Stone Lake, WisconsinLumen Christi Award Winner

1996 
Sister Maria Sarto Moreau, OP

Diocese of Ganado, ArizonaLumen Christi Award Winner

1995
Sister Christina Kraus, OSF
Diocese of McArthur, OhioLumen Christi Award Winner

1994
Father Joseph Lawless, SJ
Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganLumen Christi Award Winner

1993
Father Thomas O'Connor
Diocese of Fort Wayne, IndianaLumen Christi Award Winner

1992
Harry Blue Thunder
Diocese of Rosebud, South DakotaLumen Christi Award Winner

1991
Agnes Ryan
Diocese of Milwaukee, WisconsinLumen Christi Award Winner

1990
Brother Thomas Petitte
Diocese of FMS Lawrence, MassachusettsLumen Christi Award Winner

1989 
Sister Elizabeth Gintling, LSJM
Diocese of Salisbury, MarylandLumen Christi Award Winner

1988
Father Joseph Valine, OP
Diocese of Milford, UtahLumen Christi Award Winner

1987
Sister Margaret McCarthy, PBVM
Diocese of Yakutat, AlaskaLumen Christi Award Winner

1986
Ethel Williams, Paterson
Diocese of New JerseyLumen Christi Award Winner

1985
Brother Mathias Barrett, BGS
Diocese of Albuquerque, New MexicoLumen Christi Award Winner

1984 
Sister Mary Christine Taylor, SSJ

Diocese of St. Regis, New YorkLumen Christi Award Winner

1983
Joseph Hubbard
Diocese of East St. Louis, IllinoisLumen Christi Award Winner

1982 
Bishop Sidney Metzger

Diocese of El Paso, TexasLumen Christi Award Winner

1981
Monsignor Joseph Cassidy
Diocese of Atlanta, GeorgiaLumen Christi Award Winner

1980
Sister Ida Brasseur, SSA
Diocese of Anchorage, AlaskaLumen Christi Award Winner

1979
Dr. Isabel Dumont & Joan Mulder
Diocese of Selma, ALLumen Christi Award Winner

1978
Florence Kaster
Diocese of Kingstree, South CarolinaLumen Christi Award Winner