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Bishop Mark Seitz to Receive Ambassador of Peace Award at St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, September 27, 2021
by Lily Maier, lily.maier@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding at St. Norbert College will present the 2021 Ambassador of Peace Award to Bishop Mark Seitz. There are two options for viewing the event. An in-person reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hendrickson Dining Room of the F.K. Bemis International Conference Center, 299 Third St., De Pere.

The award ceremony will follow at 7 p.m. Seitz will give a lecture in the Fort Howard Theater, titled “Eucharist: The Body of Christ in History,” following the presentation of the award. In addition to the free in-person event, the 7 p.m. lecture will have a virtual option via zoom. To register, click on this link: http://snc.edu/go/ambassadorofpeace.

Seitz will share his experience of a Eucharistic church that does justice on the US-Mexico border. Seitz served as a pastor at various parishes in Texas after being ordained a priest in 1979. He was named prelate of honor to his holiness by Pope St. John Paul II in 2004. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Bishop Seitz to the office of bishop, where he was ordained and appointed as the auxiliary bishop of Dallas. In 2013, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Seitz as the sixth bishop of El Paso. As a prelate serving a borderland community, the bishop concentrates his work and heart on the poor and vulnerable, especially migrant families and refugees. Seitz believes that migrants add immeasurable value to communities and should be embraced with sympathy, love and solidarity.

The St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace demonstrates the qualities of a peacemaker in a consistent and outstanding manner: respect for persons, promotion of dialogue, nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation and forgiveness. The award honors Norbert of Xanten’s legacy of reconciliation by recognizing an individual who has been an influential advocate for sustainable peace in the world.

For more information, call the Norman Miller Center at 920-403-3881, or visit their website at https://www.snc.edu/millercenter/.

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