Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award

The Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award is given to faculty members, parish ministers, parishioners active in social justice ministry and graduating seniors in the Catholic high schools and parish youth ministry programs in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is granted by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Offices of Mission, Social Action, Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Evangelization and Catechesis.

"We celebrate and thank our Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Ohio Province current and past missionaries for the gift of their lives to people in other countries and cultures around the world and for the reciprocal benefits they bring back to us on their return." As they say in Nigeria, "To God be the glory." -- Sister Carol Wetli, SNDdeN

Purposes of the award are:

  • To keep alive the ministry and memory of Sister Dorothy Stang that included her solidarity with the poor, her care for the earth and her love for Jesus’ mission.
  • To encourage schools, parishes and members of our archdiocese to study/teach about Sister Dorothy and encourage others to follow in her footsteps by promoting global solidarity and cross cultural mission and ministry.
  • To honor teachers, principals, parish ministers and graduating high school seniors who exemplify the values of Sister Dorothy through their social justice ministry, service work, and teaching.

The winners of the 2022 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang School Award

Awardee School
Dr. James B. Laughlin, Jr., Ph.D St. Xavier High School
Jason Munzel McNicholas High School
Kamaria Gragston De Paul Cristo Rey
Leo Bill Elder High School
Megan Knapke Ursuline Academy
Peggy McCormick Platz St. Ursula Academy
Samara Bill Summit Country Day School
Caty Maga Chaminade Julienne High School











The winners of the 2022 Spirit of Sister Doroty Stang Parish Award

Awardee Parish
Laurie Rouch St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel - Fr. Eric Sundrip, S.J.
Janet Murphy St. Catharine Church - Fr. Tony Dattilo
Chris Schell Sr. Columban Church (Loveland) - Fr. Larry Tensi
Ed & Linda Neenan Good Shepherd Church - Fr. Joe Binzer
Bonnie Neumeier St. Francis Seraph Church - Fr. Al Hirt, OFM