Romero Award Winners

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The Religious Studies Department has a longstanding tradition of conferring an award to the woman or man whose life and commitment reflect, in an extraordinary manner, the values of faith and justice which were courageously demonstrated in the life and death of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador. 

 

2014 Sister Simone Campbell

Executive Director of NETWORK

2013 Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki, long-time advocate for peace and justice

former Director of Pax Christico-founder of Emmaus, co-founder of Neighborhood Art House author, poet, and catalyst for local neighborhood revitalization.

“Turned Into Fire.”

March 19

 

2012 Sr. Mary Scullion and Joan McConnon, co-founders, Project HOME.

         “No One is Home Until All of Us Are Home.”

         March 22

 

2011 Erie L’Arche Community; Fr. George Strohmeyer:

         “Parable of Community in a Troubled World”

         March 24

 

2010 Sr. Marilyn Lacey, founder of Mercy Beyond Borders. 

“Mobilizing Mercy Beyond Our Borders: An Invitation to Justice and Joy.”

March 9

 

2009  Sr. Helen Prejean, author and penal reform advocate.

         “Dead Man Walking”

         April 15

 

2008  Kathleen Erikson, R.S.M., co-founder of the Women’s Intercultural Center, Anthony, NM.

         “Call to the Borders: Justice and Faith at the Margins of Society.”

         March 18

 

2007  Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, auxiliary Bishop of Detroit

         “Faith and Justice in a World of Conflict.”

         March 22

 

2006  Maura Smith, R.S.M.

 

2005  Marie Dennis

 

2004          

 

2003  Kathy Kelly, anti-war protester; director, “Voices in the Wilderness”;

         “Broken Hearts, Broken Policy: U.S. Sanctions and War in Iraq.” 

         received in absentia (she was in Iraq) by Joanna Berrigan

         March 24

 

2002  John Dear, S.J., former director, Fellowship of Reconciliation.

         “Non-violent Action and Global Terror: The Relevance

         of Radical Compassion.” 

        

2001

 

2000  Roy Bourgeois, M.M.

 

1999  Christine Vladimiroff, O.S.B

 

1998  Edwina Gately

 

1997  Pax Christi

 

1996  Robert Hoderny

 

1995  Mary Jo Leddy     

 

1994  Elizabeth McCallister

 

1993

 

1992  Philip Berryman

 

1991  Daniel Berrigan

Events

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

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