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Anselm Moons, OFM Award

The Anselm Moons, OFM Award was created to honor the founder of Franciscan Mission Service and to recognize an individual who exemplifies the organization’s mission and Franciscan values.

Fr. Anselm Moons, OFM, of the Dutch Franciscan Province, came to the U.S. in 1985 at the request of the North American Friars to create a lay foreign mission service, which would become Franciscan Mission Service. He launched the Lay Missioner Program in 1989 and the first class of missioners was commissioned and sent into the field in 1990.

Recipients of the
Anselm Moons, OFM Award:

2013: Sr. Pat Farrell, OSF, past-president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and former missionary to Chile and El Salvador.

2012: Ambassador Thomas P. Melady and Dr. Margaret Melady, diplomats, scholars, and authors who served in Burundi, Uganda, and the Vatican.

2010: Sr. Barbara Fried, SMIC, long-time staff member at Franciscan Mission Service, and her congregation, the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.

2009: Russel Testa, founder of Franciscan Action Network, and Megeen White Testa, Franciscan Mission Service returned missioner and former co-director.

2008: Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU, former missionary to Guatemala, and founder of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC).

2007: Marie Dennis, Director of Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns and Co-President of Pax Christi International.

2006: Fr. Joseph Nangle, OFM, former FMS Executive Director and member of the OFM Holy Name Province.

2005: Marguerite Hohm, for her sister, Sr. Dorothy Stang, a nun murdered in Brazil for advocating for the rights of poor farmers.

Joseph Nangle, OFM Lifelong Mission Award

The Joseph Nangle, OFM Award is presented to a returned missioner who completed his or her contract with Franciscan Mission Service and has since made significant contributions in Lifelong Mission to North America. The award recipient continues to incorporate the Franciscan ideals of simplicity, peacemaking, social justice, and respect for creation into his or her life.

Fr. Joseph Nangle, OFM, served as the director/co-director of Franciscan Mission Service for 12 years, and served on the Board of Directors.

Recipients of the Joe Nangle, OFM Award:

2010: Fr. George Corrigan, OFM, FMS Returned Missioner and member of the OFM Holy Name Province.

Dan McNeil, FMS Returned Missioner and founder of Peacemaker Foundation, Inc.

Franciscan Mission Service
P.O. Box 29034
Washington, DC 20017-0034

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