On Monday, September 27, 2021, the Columbus Spirituality Network visited the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel to honor Sr. Nadine Buchanan, OP, with the organization’s annual Living Faith Award.
Sr. Louis Mary Passeri opened the ceremony by speaking about her friend Nadine, and her long-time work with Columbus’ trafficked women and homeless community.
Sr. Maxine Shonk shared the history of the Spirituality Network and the Congregation’s connection to the organization during her introduction of Reverend Dr. Renee Wormack-Keels, OPA, Executive Director of the Spirituality Network.
In her introduction to the award, Reverend Wormack-Keels explained the significance of the Living Faith Award, saying that it honors individuals who create a more hopeful, peaceful, and faithful world. “Those who are honored with this award,” she said, “are laypersons who exemplify dynamic faith in their lives, those whose faith is both “lived” and “alive” in ways that inspire, challenge, and serve.”
She said that Sr. Nadine’s specific service to the oppressed trafficked women and homeless in our community make her a model of this ideal.
Sr. Nadine also spoke, detailing her work on the streets and the love of those she serves.
To view the public awards ceremony, which was held on September 23, please click here.
To view Sr. Nadine’s pages in the public awards ceremony booklet, please click here.