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Sister Therese Martin, CND, Recipient of Archbishop Edwin V. O'Hara Advocacy Award

Sister Therese “Terry” Martin, CND, is the recipient of the Catholic Rural Life’s 2014 Archbishop O’Hara Advocacy Award for Rural Ministry. This year marks Sr. Terry’s 65th year of consecrated religious life. She is currently the Far Western North Carolina Outreach Worker for the Diocese of Charlotte. 

Check out this YouTube video of Sr. Terry accepting her award https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm62dwyen5Y.

Congratulations, Sr. Terry!

UN 2015 International Year of Soils

Human pressure on the resource has left a third of all soils on which food production depends degraded worldwide. A recent report states that about 65 percent of Africa's arable land is too damaged to sustain viable food production. Rattan Lal states, "Political stability, environmental quality, hunger, and poverty all have the same root. In the long run, the solution to each is restoring the most basic of all resources, the soil." See www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/ for more information. It has many short visuals and facts that capture the importance of healthy soils for healthy lives. 

de Mazenod Medal to Sister Louise Dunn, CND

On February 27, 2015, during a ceremony in the de Mazenod Chapel, Saint Paul University awarded the 2015 Eugène de Mazenod Medal to Congregation of Notre Dame Sister Louise Dunn, co-founder and director of Serenity Renewal for Families (SRF).

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