Saints in the City

HONORING YOUNG DISCIPLES IN THE DIOCESE OF SAN JOSÉ

“The community has a vital role in the accompaniment of young people; it should feel collectively responsible for accepting, motivating, encouraging, and challenging them” (CV 243)

Important Dates:

  • Nomination submission deadline: October 29, 2021
  • Reservations for banquet – deadline: November 08, 2021
  • Saints in the City Celebration – Banquet: November 19, 2021

Saints – Awards

Saint Francis of Assisi Award
(Pastoral)

Honoree demonstrates strong evangelization charisms; unafraid and willing, the honoree possesses the spirit of evangelical outreach and expresses his/her faith freely, totally, fruitfully, and faithfully. He/she shepherds others to follow the footsteps of the Lord Jesus Christ and inspires peers to witness to a broken world; the honoree leads by example and longs to make Christ known everywhere h e/she goes.

Saint Maria Goretti Award
(Human)

Honoree exemplifies the love of Christ through his/her character and living out the virtues of faith, hope and charity. He/she is determined to reach the unreached and serve the lost, the least and the last of his/her community; the honoree is particularly sensitive to the needs of his/her brothers and sisters in seasons of trial and hopelessness; he/she gives freely without expecting anything in return simply to share God’s good love to the world.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Award
(Intellectual)

Honoree possesses a deep understanding of the Catholic faith; he/she spends time learning the truths of the faith by means of the Holy Bible, Catechism and classic Catholic literature. At the core, the honoree is a defender of the faith; his/her knowledge of the faith inspires others to learn the beauty and richness of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.

Santa Teresa Award
(Spiritual)

Honoree demonstrates maturity in Catholic spirituality; understands the beauty of the interior life and longs to attain the greatest heights of holiness; well versed in the ways of interior prayer, vocal prayer and contemplative prayer; lives every single day as an oblation to God’s good providence and is resolved to find God’s perfect will in every situation; he/she longs to fulfill the vocation God has plan for him/her