We are happy to announce that Sister Florita Rodman will be one of the recipients of the Cheverus Award from the Archdiocese of Boston at a Vesper Service on November 24, the feast of Christ the King.
The medal is awarded annually at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts, to outstanding lay leaders for their dedicated service to the Church. This award was initially presented in 2008 at the celebration marking the conclusion of the archdiocese’s bicentennial year and is named for the archdiocese’s first bishop, Jean-Louis Anne Magdelaine Lefebvre de Cheverus, who led the diocese from 1808 until his return to France in 1824.
The criteria for the award is that the nominee should be a lay person who has served the Church well.
A letter from the Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, to Sister Florita outlines her service to the people of God:
I continue to enjoy warm memories of our ministry together in the South Region (of the Diocese) and all you did with Bishop Hart for so many years. You were a true pastoral minister who, by God's grace, did many wonderful things in His name here in New England and then as a 'pastor' in Mississippi. Writing to you brings a smile to my face and I hope that it brings one to yours.
Congratulations, Sister Florita, for your generous service as a member of our Congregation to the people of God in New England. We join the Archdiocese in extending our appreciation to this Woman of Providence for a ministry well done.