Presentation of the Award
The 13th annual Mother Benedicta Riepp Award will be presented at Gratitude Day on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The award honors a woman who has a relationship with the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict and whose life exemplifies Benedictine and Gospel values. Her personal story is shared as a testimonial to the possibility of incorporating these values into daily life and service.
Nomination Procedures and Guidelines
The primary qualification for receiving this award is the integration of Benedictine and Gospel values in the nominee’s personal and/or public life. You will have to provide a narrative about your nominee and provide specific examples of ways in which the nominee’s life exemplifies some of those core values and characteristics (or all, if appropriate). You may ask others to support your nomination and you may nominate more than one person. However, you must make a case for each individual nominated. The nominees are not informed of your submission.
- Provide the nominee’s name, home address, email address and phone number (as possible).
- Cite significant contributions, reflective of Benedictine and Gospel values, having a positive impact on others.
- Include personal aspirations of the nominee, leadership efforts, work/service, whether professional or volunteer, specific projects or initiatives, specific contributions to individuals, community or the larger society.
- Describe the nominee’s relationship with the Sisters of Saint Benedict.
Nominations are due Friday, June 7, 2019.
Send nominations to:
Patricia Ruether, OSB
104 Chapel Lane
St. Joseph, MN 56374
For more information, contact Sister Patricia Ruether at (320) 363-7053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.