Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice

The Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice is given each year to an indivdual whose witness and ministry align with Bishop Ketteler's love and concern for the poor, the oppressed, children, workers, and those on the margins of society. Over the years, this award has been given to a number of men and women whose work spans many areas of social concern.

Sister Mary Francis Fletcher presenting the Ketteler Award to Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

2013: Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ

On August 3, 2013, the Sisters of Divine Providence presented the Ketteler Award for Social Justice to Fr. Gregory "Greg" Boyle, SJ, at an event attended by 150 Sisters and guests. The award recognized Fr. Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, and his commitment to helping high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women, gain an education and job and life skills.

2012: Natalie Grant

On October 23, 2012, the Sisters of Divine Providence presented the Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice to award-winning Christian singer and activist Natalie Grant for her passionate commitment to fighting the atrocities of human trafficking and the child sex trade, her dedication to living out her faith, and her commitment to making God’s providence more visible in our world.