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Angeline Award


The Angeline Award is given every two years by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville to a woman who reflects the spirit and Charism (special gift) of Saint Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline Sisters. The recipient demonstrates leadership in addressing the challenges that face women and families today.

The Ursuline Sisters adopted the cross with a flame as their Congregation’s symbol in 1974. The symbol was designed by Sister Brigid Kirn and adapted from Sister Benedicta O’Connor’s art work. The flame is the universal symbol of God’s consuming love and the light of Christ received at Baptism. The Angeline Award is a rendition of the flame that symbolizes God’s love and service to others.




2016 Angeline Award Recipient
Cory Lockhart, born in Louisville, is a 1991 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. Joining a delegation from Epiphany Parish to El Salvador in 1992 moved her to make a life commitment to nonviolent peace activism! She has fulfilled and continues to fulfill this commitment by:
    • Joining a Witness for Peace delegation to Nicaragua
    • Witnessing in El Salvador (a second time) for three months
    • Living in Guatemala for a year as an administrator for a language school for non-native speakers studying Spanish
    • Teaching girls in rural India with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for three months
    • Stressing justice and nonviolent activism while teaching consecutively at Walden School, Trinity High School and St. Xavier High School
    • Organizing and leading the young men of Trinity High School on service trips to Belize, Appalachia, and Mississippi to do post-Katrina relief work, and serving as a retreat leader
    • Leading groups of high school and college students, as well as adults, on four service trips to Guatemala
    • Working full-time since 2013 at JustFaith Ministries, a national organization located in Louisville that offers programs and resources for building a more just and peaceful world
    • Writing articles on hope, nonviolence and just peace
    • Conducting seminars and giving presentations on nonviolent activism
    • Being an active member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)


As a member of CPT she lives in community with other CPTers in countries where dehumanization of people by other people is evident and practices nonviolent activism both in the house and out on the street -
    In Iraqi Kurdistan - two weeks in 2012
    In Hebron, Palestine - Three months in 2013, Six weeks in 2014, Six weeks in 2015, Three weeks in 2016


Past Recipients of the Angeline Award
1991: Donna McKinney Hanson, Spokane, WA†
1992: Juanna Gil Sanchez, Callao, Peru†
1994: Barbara Emrich Cassidy, Louisville†
1996: Margo Thompson Borders, Louisville
1998: Maria Scharfenberger, Louisville
2000: Jane Thibault, Louisville
2002: Mary Kwan, Houston, TX
2004: Shannon Lockhart, Guatemala City
2006: Mary Louise “Peasie” Fischer, Louisville
2008: Mary Ann Kopp Hubbs, Louisville
2010: Paula Fangman, Shelbyville, KY
2012: Patricia Ann Geier, Louisville
2014: Carolyn Neely, Cumberland, MD

†deceased