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Seton Legacy of Charity bicentennial medals awarded

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — Fifty-one women and men from diverse backgrounds were honored with the Seton Legacy of Charity Bicentennial Medal on May 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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Mary Jo Mersmann, Timothy Moller and Sister Judith Metz. (Courtesy photo)

Three local individuals received the medal. Mary Jo Mersmann, director of the Associate Program of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Sister of Charity Judith Metz, archivist for the congregation as well as author and Seton scholar, and Timothy Moller, chief financial officer for the Congregation, were honored for emulating “the spirit of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in their day-to-day ministries,” according to Sister Georgia Kitt, Leadership Councilor for the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

The Medal Award ceremony is one of the many scheduled events throughout 2009 to celebrate the bicentennial of the arrival of Mother Seton to Emmitsburg and the founding of the Sisters of Charity.

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