Two sisters serving in the Archdiocese are being honoured in special ways this week.

Sister Annata Brockman, a veteran Catholic educator, RCIA teacher and pastoral visitor, has been named Global TV’s Woman of Vision for the month of November. The TV feature profiles women who have used their talents and abilities to improve the community or create a successful venture, with the aim of inspiring other women to achieve their goals. Sister Annata’s story airs on the Global News Hour on Monday, November 7, at 6 p.m., and again the next day on the morning news.  All the award recipients from 2011 will be honoured at a luncheon next March, and tickets will be available to the public.

Sister Marion Garneau, who has spent decades working for peace and social justice in Edmonton's inner city, is being honoured by Project Ploughshares, a Canadian ecumenical peace group. At a ceremony in City Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, Sister Marion will receive the Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award. All are welcome at the ceremony.

For more than 15 years sister Marion has been active with the Inner City Pastoral Ministry, an ecumenical ministry that puts on a worship service followed by a lunch for the poor Sunday mornings. She has also served on numerous boards and committees, including the Sexual Assault Centre, the Women's Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) and Operation Friendship.
Read the WCR story on Sister Marion