Ketteler Award for Social Justice

In 1998, the Sisters of Divine Providence instituted the Ketteler Award to honor individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice. The award, named for Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, Bishop of Mainz, Germany, and co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, is presented annually. Bishop Ketteler, honored in Germany as the “social justice bishop,” was a tireless fighter for the rights of the working class. He was bishop from 1850 until his death in 1877, at the age of 65.

2012 Ketteler Award for Social Justice

On October 23, 2012, the Sisters of Divine Providence presented the Ketteler Award for Social Justice to award-winning Christian singer and activist Natalie Grant.