The Saint Luke Award is given annually to someone whose professional life or charitable works embody the ideals of the Institute: the rebuilding of the spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual life of those in need. In undertaking these tasks, the honoree is motivated by the gospel ideals of compassion, charity and a belief that all persons are brothers and sisters in Christ.
The 2020 recipient of the Saint Luke Award is His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA.
Archbishop Broglio oversees pastoral care for 1.8 million Catholics serving worldwide in the U.S. Military, receiving health care at VA hospitals, working for the federal government beyond U.S. borders, and the families of these populations. Hundreds of priests serve under Archbishop Broglio’s watch, including more than 200 active-duty chaplains in all service branches.
In accepting the award, Archbishop Broglio thanked Saint Luke Institute for its ministry. He said, “I am grateful for all Saint Luke Institute does to restore priests and religious to their ministry, to help men and women resolve difficulties, fill lacunae in their development, and address challenges that have surfaced. In more than one instance, the intervention of the Institute staff has enabled a priest serving in the Archdiocese to be able to return to his ministry. That intervention was priceless and enabled effective ministry to hundreds of others.”
This was Saint Luke Institute’s first-ever virtual benefit. Rear Admiral and Mrs. James Hinkle co-hosted the event. Their son, Father James C. Hinkle, is a Navy Chaplain at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, was the virtual host.