2021 Saints in the City Awardees

Kecharitomene Award

Sebastian Young

St. Francis of Assisi Awardees

Anahi Estrada, Christian Eduardo Pardo, Christy Nguyen, Diana Morante-Melendez, Diego  Jacquez, Edward Pineda Jr., Efrain Salas Jr., Esmeralda Heredia, Ethan Danitz, Finn Lowenberg, Jaden Felipe, Matthew Luong, Maximilian Amend, Nathan Trayer, Noah Fabriquer, Pedro Santana, Victor Nguyen, Maria Fernanda Castellanos, Vincent Contini, Jimena Amaro, Michelle Overcamp

St. Maria Goretti Awardees

Aidan Shek, America Jeronimo Navarro, Anh Tran, Ava Ming Downey, Caleb Friedrich, Christine Nguyen, Daniela Cardoso, Frida Ortiz, Galilea Escobedo, Juan Daniel Aguirre Ramirez, Loretta Ting, Sebastian Young, Josue Davalos, Angelitta Rodriguez

Saint Thomas Aquinas Awardees

Alfredo Avila Bravo, Leanne Alvarado, Marcos Franco Espitia-Alvarez, Rachel Grace Perez

Santa Teresa Awardees

Alexander Lourdes Medel, Daniel Davalos, Emma Liang, Hannia Olivier Gomez Diaz, Jade Salazar, Marissa Del Rio

Award Descriptions

Saint Francis of Assisi Award

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

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

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

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