On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Sister Lynn Levo, CSJ, will receive from The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) the Mary Emil Penet Award at RFC’s 2015 Congress in Pittsburgh. The award is for outstanding leadership and service to the ministry of initial and lifelong formation of women and men religious in the United States and abroad. Named for Sister Mary Emil Penet, IHM, founder of the Sister Formation Conference (now the Religious Formation Conference), the award has been given annually since 1989.
Past recipients include, among others: Sister Sandra Schneiders, IHM; Brother John Malich, FMS; The National Black Sisters Conference; The Institute for Formative Spirituality at Saint Louis University; Sister Mary Daniel Turner, SNDdeN; Sister Janet Mock, CSJ; and Rev. Anthony Gittins, CSSp.
The letter, informing Sister Lynn of the honor, states: “You have been extraordinarily generous in offering your time, talents and skills to the formation of vowed religious, both newer and seasoned members. We especially appreciate the many ways you have engaged with the Religious Formation Conference itself: at our national congress and events held in different areas of the country, such as the recent workshop in Dubuque, as well as in programs sponsored by different RFC regions. You continually call us to consider emerging issues and concerns in formation for religious life and mission. Your presentations are consistently grounded and solid—and so engaging. The Mary Emil Penet Award is an expression of the Conference’s gratitude to you, a valued collaborator in our mission.”
Congratulations to Sister Lynn!