Who is St Mary Magdalene?

Mary Magdalene was the first to experience the Risen Christ and is the first Christian missionary, ‘the apostle to the apostles’. She exemplified courage, leadership, fidelity and strength.

What is the Magdalene Award?

Each year the Magdalene Award recognises a woman living in and committed to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. It is a public affirmation of a life being lived in ways that echo the spirit of Mary Magdalene.

The Council for Australian Catholic Women contact group in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle now invites nominations for the Award, with the recipient to be announced on or around International Women’s Day 2019.

How can a nomination be made?

Nominations can be received from any member of the diocesan community and must be submitted with the permission of the nominee.

  • Each nominee will:
  • Be an active member of her parish community
  • have made a positive contribution with the parish and/or diocese in the area of decision-making and leadership and/or pastoral ministry.
  • be aged 18-years or over
  • not be an employee of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Women may be nominated in more than one year.

The nominator is asked to complete the nomination form and address clearly the criteria supporting the nomination. The nominee must sight and endorse the supporting information.

Download the Magdalene Award nomination and information pack

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