It is with great joy and deep gratitude that we commemorate 25 years of lay mission and service in the Franciscan tradition.
We were honored to have as the keynote speaker Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, SDB, an adviser to Pope Francis. We will also presentedFr. John O’Connor, OFM with our 10th Annual Anselm Moons, OFM Award for his faithful commitment to FMS, his nine years of service as provincial of Holy Name, and his promotion of our shared values of mission, peace, justice, and integrity of creation. The first-ever San Damiano Servant Leadership Awardwas presented to Emma Laut, a senior from Marian University in Indiana.
Thank you to Jerry Martineau for the photographic coverage!
A packed house at St. Francis Hall.
The crowd enjoying our 25th Anniversary video.
The great jazz band we had playing for the guests.
The night’s emcee Genevieve Mougey.
Our first-ever San Damiano Servant Leadership award winner Emma Laut of Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.
Emma Laut receiving the first-ever San Damiano Award
2015 Andelm Moons, OFM Award recipient Fr. John O’Connor, OFM.
FMS Board President Fr. Tom Washburn, OFM, introducing Cardinal Rodriguez, SDB.
The humble and entertaining Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, SDB.
Cardinal Rodriguez giving an enthusiastic keynote speech.
San Damiano Servant Leadership award winner Emma Laut and FMS Executive Director Kim Smolik.
The students from Valley of the Angles school in Guatemala where missioners Amanda Ceraldi and Maeve Gallagher serve drew pictures for the staff and all of our guests!
Kim Smolik, Fr. Paul Dressler, OFM Cap, and board secretary and treasurer Rebecca Lynes.
Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM, and Sr. Jean Amore, SMIC, both integral in the founding of FMS.
2015 Anselm Moons, OFM Award recipient Fr. John O’Connor, OFM, alongside Fr. Larry Dunham, OFM, Guardian of the Franciscan monastary in DC, Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, Provincial of Holy Name Province, Fr. John Ulrich, OFM, Br. Michael Harlen, OFM, and Fr. Mike Della Penna, OFM, Director of Valley of the Angels school in Guatemala.
The guests from our young adult table posing with Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM.
Fr. Tom and Susan Tunney enjoying the evening.
Kim Smolik speaking with Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano Apostolic Nuncio (pope’s ambassador) to the United States.
Cardinal Rodriguez, SDB, with one of our guests.
Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, with FMS Executive Director Kim Smolik.
Kim Smolik with Jim Lindsay from Catholic Volunteer Network.
Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, with Tony Spence of Catholic News Service.
Emily Norton and Peter Brusoe taking a look at the silent auction table.
Board member Jack McHale having a great time with Judy Coode of Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Susan Burke looking to invest in some of our missioners’ ministries.
The beautiful food for our lovely guests.
Returned missioner Lynda Crone loving the food!
Thank you to our sponsors!
St. Francis, Patron Level
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Province of Our Lady of Consoluation
General Secretariat of the Franciscan Missions
St. Clare, Patroness Level
Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception
Franciscan Sisters of Penance and Charity – St. Francis Province