2016 Saint Luke Award Honoree


His Eminence


Archbishop of Washington


The 2016 Saint Luke Award is given annually to 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. This year’s honoree is His Eminence, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington


About Donald Cardinal Wuerl


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Cardinal Donald Wuerl was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. He participated in the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis and hosted the Holy Father on his apostolic visit to the U.S. in September 2015.


For many years, Cardinal Wuerl has worked to support priestly life and ministry.  He served as Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry.  Earlier he was Chairman of the Committee of Priestly Formation and involved in the 1990 Synod where he highlighted ongoing priestly formation and the care of priests and religious who find themselves in need. 


He founded the Archdiocese of Washington’s Saint John Paul II Seminary in 2011 to prepare young men to be committed disciples of Christ and is on the board of numerous seminaries.  


He continues to serve on national and international bodies both at the Holy See and in the USCCB as well as institutions around the country. 


Benefit Contact

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets to Saint Luke Institute Annual Benefit will be available by mid-summer. Please contact Gail Battle at 301-422-5499 or Megan McClengeghen meganm@sli.org for details.


Past recipients of the Saint Luke Award


2015 Rev. Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., D.Min.
2014  Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz
2013  Raymond and Jeannette Brophy
2012  Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde
2011  Jane Belford, D.M.
2010  Most Reverend Pietro Sambi
2009  His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
2008  Sandra Andreas McMurtrie, D.M.
2007  B. Francis Saul II, K.M.
2006  R. James Nicholson, K.M. and Suzanne Marie Ferrell Nicholson
2005  His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M.Cap.
2004  Sister Mary Rose McGeady, D.C.
2003  Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D.
2002  The Honorable Fred B. Ugast, K.M.
2001  The Honorable and Mrs. Pete V. Domenici
2000  His Eminence James Cardinal Hickey
1999  Thomas S. Monaghan