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St. Edmund Medal of Honor Mass and Award Dinner

Friday, October 05, 2012 - 5:00pm

Fr. Tom is fond of saying that it is not all that difficult to preach about "virtue" from the pulpit; however it is becoming more and more important to preach about virtue by living it out. St Edmund’s Retreat seeks to acknowledge those people who we come across in everyday life who are seeking God's will and helping others through their service and dedication to Church and community. 

Each year we recognize and honor ordinary people living extraordinary lives; men and women of virtue who really make a difference in the world.  The Medal of Honor in Service to the Church and the Community has been established by the Board of Trustees of St Edmund’s Retreat in honor of our patron St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury.  The Medal of Honor awards are presented at a black-tie dinner each Fall. In addition to the Medal of Honor St Edmund’s retreat also awards the St. Edmund's Honor Scholarship to a senior class member of St. Bernard School in Uncasville, CT in memory of the members of the Society of St. Edmund who taught at St. Bernard’s High School for over thirty years.

The evening begins with a Mass at Enders Island in Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel at 5:00 p.m.  Principal celebrant is The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich.  Cocktail reception and dinner will follow at the Mystic Marriott. 

2012 Medal of Honor Recipients

Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi, D.D. – Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mobile, AL

Michael Samara, Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students, St. Michaels’ College, Colchester, VT

Sister Maurice Doody, OP and Sister Rose Patricia Reilly, OP – Office of New Directions, Bronx, NY

Beth Ann Stewart, Director of Human Services, Town of Stonington and Darren Stewart, Chief of Police, Town of Stonington


There will also be the awarding of the St. Edmund’s Scholarship to a member of the St. Bernard School, Class of 2013.