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.


The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville honored Dr. Cynthia Crabtree as the 2018 Angeline Award recipient at a Mass in the Motherhouse Chapel, fittingly on the feast day of Saint Ursula.

Ursuline President Sister Janet M. Peterworth presented the award to Dr. Crabtree and said, “Dr. Cynthia Crabtree is Ursuline through and through—from her days at St. Clement, then high school at Angela Merici and now serving others as president of Sacred Heart Schools.”

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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
2016: Cory Lea Lockhart, Louisville