|2012 Annual Luminosa Award for Unity|
|Written by Luminosa News|
|Monday, November 12, 2012|
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Luminosa Award, begun in 1988, recognizes persons or associations whose lives and works have given a significant contribution to building bridges of mutual understanding and concern among the diverse Christian denominations and major faith traditions and all people of good will in all aspects of social life.
The Luminosa Award Committee has selected the Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center as the recipient of the 2012 Luminosa Award for Unity. In the letter notifying Rev. Mario E. Dorsonville, Vice President of Mission, Director of Immigration and Refugee Services, the motivation for the award was given: “We are aware of the many concrete works that you perform for the benefit of the community. In choosing the Center, which you represent, we wish to pay tribute in a particular way to the service this Center has given to many ethnic groups, bringing them together and helping them to offer a valid, unique contribution to the life of the city.” Click here to see the article “Lab of Faith” in the November issue of Living City magazine. It highlights the holistic and multicultural approach of the Center in its 45 years of service to the Washington, DC metropolitan community.
Focolare Co-Directors of the U.S. East Coast Region, Clare Zanzucchi and Marco Desalvo will present the Award.
Past Luminosa Award recipients include: