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linda lyons accepting the 2016 Prophet of Peace Award


The Benedictine Sisters of Erie presented their 2016 Prophet of Peace Award to Linda Lyons King for her extraordinary work as Executive Director of SafeNet, Erie’s only domestic abuse agency. “Her work is indeed a pursuit of justice and peace that is rooted in reverence and respect for the dignity of all,” said Sister Anne McCarthy, member of the nominating committee.

The award was given at an Evening Prayer held at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery on February 11, 2016, with a reception following. “I am humbled to receive this honor from a community that I truly admire for their works and commitment to peace and justice,” said Linda.

“This award recognizes an individual or group that embodies some aspect of the community’s corporate commitment and its concerns for peace and justice, sustainability, and the needs of women and children,” said Sister Anne Wambach, Prioress. “By her very example and efforts, Linda Lyons King stands before us as an example of what prophets do: call attention to central and pressing issues of their day


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