Friday, July 13, 2018 - Updated: 10:15 am
The annual John Cardinal Wright Awards ceremony, presented by the Bishop’s Latin School Alumni Association, traditionally takes place in August. This year, however, the award presentation went on the road to the Sisters of Divine Providence Motherhouse in McCandless Township.
It was the first time the award ceremony was held somewhere other than St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. The 2018 awardee is Sister Liguori Rossner, retired executive director of the Jubilee Association and co-founder of Jubilee Kitchen.
“Sister Liguori’s love for the poor is known by all,” said Father Joseph Scheib, a 1968 graduate of the Bishop’s Latin School and current board member of the alumni association. “So many people have been served in so many ways by the Jubilee Association that it would be impossible to count them all.”
Sister Liguori, a Duquesne native and former Catholic School teacher was a president of the Diocesan Sisters Council in the 1970s. In 1979, the Jubilee Kitchen opened in the Hill District. From the beginning, Sister Liguori was the full-time coordinator, president and later, executive director. Jubilee Association Inc. now serves lunches and also provides clothing, a food pantry, child care, rehabilitative housing and job training for those in need.
In attendance for the Cardinal Wright Award presentation were Sister Rita Yeasted, Ph.D., Sister Roberta Kardell, Sister Betty Waigand, Joyce Rothermel, Father Frank Almade, Anthony Fisher, Angelo Spagnolo, Skip Hary, Larry Kustra, Marcie Kustra and Father Scheib.