our people whose lives have been characterized by a profound commitment to service were honored October 22 at the Southern Dominican Family Conference, held in honor of the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers, or Dominican Order.

“The Martin de Porres Award is awarded to persons whose lives exemplify the spirit of St. Martin de Porres, who serve the community and church, particularly the poor, sick and marginalized,” explained Fr. Tom Condon, OP, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Martin de Porres (Southern Dominican Province).

The recipients were Fr. Bruno Cadoré, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers; Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, author, vice-president, and academic dean at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago; Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, OP, theologian, and Dr. Paul Farmer, internationally recognized humanitarian and co-founder of Partners in Health.

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