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November 21, 2011 - Cardinal Seán O’Malley Presents The 2011 Cheverus Award Medals

November 21, 2011 -- Cardinal Seán O’Malley presented the 2011 Cheverus Award Medals to 97 laypersons, deacons and religious during an afternoon prayer service on Sunday, November 20 at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross with 1,500 in attendance.  First presented in 2008 at the conclusion of the Archdiocese’s bicentennial, the annual award recognizes Catholics for their dedicated service to the Church.  The medal is named for the city’s first bishop, Jean-Louis Anne Magdelaine Lefebvre de Cheverus, who led the diocese from 1808 until his return to France in 1824. Bishop Cheverus died in 1836 as the archbishop of Bordeaux.

For full coverage of today’s celebration, please look for this week’s Pilot and online at http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.asp?ID=13991.  For more information on the Award and for a list of previous award recipients, please visit http://www.bostoncatholic.org/cheverusawards.aspx.

Please also visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic for complete photo coverage of the event. 

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George Martell, The Pilot New Media Group

1,500 celebrate the presentation of the Cheverus Awards during an afternoon prayer service on Sunday, November 20 at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross.  Named for the city’s first bishop, Jean-Louis Anne Magdelaine Lefebvre de Cheverus, Cardinal Seán O’Malley presented the medal to 97 laypersons, deacons and religious.
 
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George Martell, The Pilot New Media Group

Cardinal Seán O’Malley presents the 2011 Cheverus Award Medal to Ms. Vincenza Raspa of St. Leonard Church, North End of Boston.  Named for the city’s first bishop, Jean-Louis Anne Magdelaine Lefebvre de Cheverus, the medal was presented by the Cardinal to 97 laypersons, deacons and religious during an afternoon prayer service on Sunday, November 20 at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross.  Also pictured is the Pastor of St. Leonard’s Rev. Antonio Nardoianni, OFM.