Dr. Ellen Leonard Honoured
Dr. Ellen Leonard CSJ will receive the Ann O'Hara Graff Annual Award for 2004 on June 10 in Reston, Virginia at the annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America. The Women's Seminar in Constructive Theology, the awarding body, looks for "women whose accomplishments include both womanist, feminist or other woman-defined scholarship and liberating action on behalf of women in the church and in the broader community." The award honours the late Ann O'Hara Graff who made significant contributions to women both in the academy and beyond.
This award recognizes Sister Ellen's longstanding commitment to women throughout her academic career. She will receive a plaque and a vase. A flowing shrub will be planted at the Toronto School of Theology.
Sister Ellen will join the ranks of other award recipients who include Joan Timmerman, Regina Coll, Diana Hayes, Susan Ross, Mary Ann Hinsdale and Monika Hellwig.