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.

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.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang School Award
Awardee School
Liesl Carter Archbishop Alter High School
Isabella (Bella) Dawson McNicholas High School
Megan Halverson Badin High School
Jill Malik St. Xavier High School






The winners of the 2020 Spirit of Sister Doroty Stang Parish Award
Awardee Parish
Heidi & Enrique Acuna Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish
Mary Apke St. Vincent Ferrer Parish
Mary Pat Austing St. Julie Billiart Parish
Marilyn Demma St. Joseph-St. Raphael Parish
Mike Engler St. Mary of the Assumption Parish
Carol Gabis St. Therese Little Flower Parish
Agnes Guiselin St. Christopher Parish
Morgan Nuss All Saints Parish
Pat Riestenberg St. Clare Parish
Mike Roman Community of the Good Shepherd
Nimfa & Jack Simpson Queen of Apostles Parish