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We are proud to announce that Sister Sandra Ann Silva, SHF from the Diocese of Monterey, California is a finalist for the 2013 Lumen Christi Award

This year, Catholic Extension received more than 40 nominees for the 2013 Lumen Christi Award from all across the United States. Of all the priests, women religious, lay people, and groups who have dedicated their lives and service to making a difference and spreading the Word of God, Sister Sandra Ann Silva, SHF from your diocese was chosen as one of nine finalists!

Now WE NEED YOU to help spread the word — and support Sister Sandra Ann Silva, SHF!

The recipient of the Lumen Christi Award will not only receive the accolades of Catholic Extension, but also a $50,000 grant – $25,000 for the honoree and $25,000 for his or her nominating diocese.

Tell everyone in your diocese and your community that we need them to cast their vote right away.  While voting is not the only criteria for choosing the winner, it is an important one.  And voting is easy —all they need to do is visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/CatholicExtension, read about all our finalists, and cast their vote for their favorite. (They may have to “like” our Facebook page first in order to vote!)

Hurry! Facebook voting will only be open until May 10!

We thank you for your nomination of Sister Sandra Ann Silva, SHF and wish you luck in the final voting for our 2013 Lumen Christi Award!