2016 Saint Luke Award Honoree
DONALD CARDINAL WUERL
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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|