The Catholic Extension announced the finalists for its 2019-2020 Lumen Christi Award Sept. 10, and they include the Glenmary priests and brothers based in the Diocese of Knoxville, Tenn.
The annual award, now in its 42nd year, celebrates remarkable individuals or groups who unleash the power of faith for communities who cannot do it alone. They answer the cries for help, “extending” the Church to some of the most forgotten places in America.
Glenmary is one of 11 finalists for the award from a pool that included nearly 50 nominees. The Lumen Christi Award is accompanied by a $50,000 grant — $25,000 for the honoree and $25,000 for his or her nominating diocese — to be used for enhancing a specific area of ministry.
Glenmary members in the Diocese of Knoxville include Father Steve Pawelk, Father Tom Charters, Brother Craig Digmann, Brother Tom Sheehy and Brother Joe Steen.
View Glenmary’s finalist page here.