Sisters Presented with Award at Our Commonwealth Dinner

Posted by Spalding Hurst

October 7, 2022

On a beautiful evening at the Motherhouse campus in Nazareth, Ky., the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were presented a Community Legacy Award at Our Commonwealth’s #IamHer annual dinner. The evening was a celebration of some of the people in the Bardstown, Ky., community who are making strides at strengthening equity, reconciliation, and engagement in line with the nonprofit’s core mission.

Hosted by the Nazareth Retreat Center, the evening titled “Moving Ahead In Perilous Times!” is part of Our Commonwealth’s nationally-recognized domestic violence prevention, anti-human trafficking, and anti-bullying initiative. Others recognized on this night were James Brewer, a standout basketball player and local youth coach; Ramon Pineiroa, Nelson County Sherriff, sports mentor, and community organizer; Wilma Sorrell, a community volunteer; Carrie Allen Stivers, a long-time friend to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, community artist, and community activist; Kathy Reed, a human rights advocate; Josh Payne, a youth mentor; and Sharon Shanks, director of the Nelson County Public Library.

Pictured above are SCNs Sangeeta Ayithamattam, president of the Congregation; Michelle Grgurich, vice-provincial; Barbara Flores, provincial; Camille Panich, vice-provincial; Adeline Fehribach, vice-president; Theresa Knabel; and Spalding Hurst, director of Mission Advancement.

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