Award Recognizes Service and Advancement of Social Justice.
Earlier this spring, Catholic Charities President and CEO Tim Marx was awarded the Colman J. Barry Award for Distinguished Contributions to Religion and Society from his alma mater, Saint John’s University.
At the awards event– which brought together hundreds of alumni, friends and supporters of St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict—he reflected on the community of alumni and the many members of the Catholic Charities family: “My gifts, service and work put me in position to receive a recognition like this, particularly with the opportunity to work at an incredible organization like Catholic Charities, which advances so many of the “Instruments of Good Works” enumerated in Chapter 4 of the Rule of St. Benedict. But my Johnnie friends and mentors have followed their own paths to raise families, teach, coach, build, employ, worship, represent, treat, and serve their communities, states and nation with integrity, and give of themselves…unselfishly and humbly.”
My gifts, service and work put me in position to receive a recognition like this, particularly with the opportunity to work at an incredible organization like Catholic Charities.”
The Colman J. Barry Award
The Colman J. Barry Award for Distinguished Contributions to Religion and Society was established by Saint John’s in memory of Barry, a Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey, professor of history, and eighth president of St. John’s, and is given annually to “those who believe and demonstrate that service to others, in its expansion of human understanding and extension of social justice, comprises the best in human achievement.”
Congratulations, Tim! And thank you to the many Johnnie and Bennie alumni—and to all in our community—who believe in helping those most in need, advancing dignity and opportunity for all of our neighbors.
You can read Tim’s remarks from the Barry Award event here: Tim Marx’s remarks