Michael O. Garvey | October 13, 2015
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has been named the 2015 recipient of the Spirit of Francis National Award by Catholic Extension for his role in supporting and encouraging future leaders of the Catholic Church throughout his career at Notre Dame.
Father Jenkins will receive the honor at a dinner and ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in New York on Oct. 22.
Catholic Extension, a papal society established in 1905, is a national fundraising organization that serves some of America’s most marginalized communities in 94 mission dioceses throughout America. Notre Dame has been a partner of Catholic Extension in various initiatives that have enabled 120 students from these dioceses to take advantage of Notre Dame’s programs.
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