Saint Luke Institute Annual Benefit


This annual gala brings together those like you who share our passion for healing priests and religious serving the Church.



About the Benefit



What: The Saint Luke Institute Annual Benefit

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

6:30-8:30 pm.

Where: Apostolic Nunciature

3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC  20008


By attending you help us provide psychological, spiritual, and physical healing to priests and religious in need, regardless of their ability to pay, and help us expand online education for Catholic leaders worldwide.


Saint Luke Award


The recipient of the 2018 Saint Luke Award is Bishop Barry C. Knestout, ordinary for the Diocese of Richmond. His Excellency received the honor for his dedicated, generous support of our ministry.


Presented during the evening’s program, the annual Saint Luke Award recognizes a person or persons whose professional life or charitable works embody the ideals of the Institute: the rebuilding of the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual life of clergy and men and women religious in need.


2018 Benefit Chairs 


Hugh and Ruey Dempsey


2018 Honorary Chair


Sandra Andreas McMurtrie


The 2018 Benefit Committee 



Archdiocese of Washington, DC  Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi
Maureen and Daniel Altobello  Thayer and Kevin Baine
Jane and Kevin Belford  Mary and David Brown
Rosemary and C. Carroll Carter Terry and John Castellani
Dr. and Mrs. John DeGioia Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Doyle
Christine and Daniel Gill  Jeannie and Terry Lindsay
Jill and Paul McNamara Dr. Margaret Melady
Rita and Dennis Meyer The Hon. Jim and Suzanne Nicholson
Katherine and Jeremiah Norton  Patricia and Phillip Norton
Margaret and Terrence O’Donnell  Mary Noel and Bill Page
Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap.  Renee and Gene Waldron

With special thanks to

The Wine Institute

for their sponsorship of this event.


Learn More

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