Annual Benefit Honors Bishop Loverde

Bishop Paul S. Loverde Honored at Saint Luke Institute Annual Benefit

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Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde received the 2012 Saint Luke Award at Saint Luke Institute’s Annual Benefit on October 15, 2012 at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC.

During the evening's program, the president and CEO of Saint Luke Institute also announced that more than $350,000 had been raised through the Benefit to support a scholarship fund for dioceses and religious orders who need financial assistance so their clergy and religious men and women may receive the care they need for a healthy ministry.

The Saint Luke Award was presented to Bishop Loverde by Paul and Linda Saville, event co-chairs, and Terry Lindsay, Chairman of the Board of Saint Luke Institute. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, offered remarks to open the evening's program. Washington Auxiliary Bishop Barry C. Knestout read a letter from Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, who was in Rome for the Synod on the New Evangelization. 

The Saint Luke Award is given to an individual whose professional life or charitable works embodies the ideals of the Institute: the rebuilding of the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual life of clergy and men and women religious.

Bishop Loverde has been a strong supporter of vocations and for priests, deacons and consecrated religious. The Bishop of Arlington since 1999, he has served as chairman of the United States Bishops’ Committee on Vocations and is a member of the Administrative Committee. The bishop is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Catholic Distance University, and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.