Honoring individuals and groups who share the light of Christ with their diocese and community

Father Fredy Angel

Diocese of Savannah, Georgia

Father Fredy Angel is uniting a growing, multi-ethnic Catholic community in rural Georgia into a vibrant and unified parish.

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Every year, Catholic Extension's Lumen Christi Award honors an individual or group working in one of America's mission dioceses who demonstrates how the power of faith can transform lives and communities. Lumen Christi recipients are the hidden heroes in our midst. They bring light and hope to the forgotten corners of our country and inspire those around them to be the "Light of Christ" as well.

Past recipients of the Lumen Christi Award, Latin for "Light of Christ," have included priests, women religious, and lay leaders from across the nation.

The Lumen Christi Award is accompanied by a $50,000 grant to support the recipient's ministry.