Sister Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ has been named a 2016 National Women’s History Month Honoree. The 2016 theme established by the National Women’s History Project is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”
“Sister Mary Madonna, at age 92, is oldest living recipient to be honored and only the second woman religious (Sister Aloysius Molloy, OSF, honored in 2007) to be honored since the project began in 1980” explained Molly Murphy MacGregor of the Women’s History Project (NWHP). NWHP is a clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, parents or anyone seeking to expand their understanding of women’s contributions to U. S. history.
While Mary Madonna has been invited to receive her award in Washington, D.C. next spring, the event falls on the Feast of St. Joseph. “We’ll have to see,” said Mary Madonna of the D.C. invitation, “and I love being with my community on our Feast Day.”