Before 400 people, the annual Aquinas Institute Great Preacher Award was presented for 2013. It was obvious that the candidate chosen was a very worthy "Great Preacher" as Msgr. Michael Turek was surrounded by family, friends, archdiocesan colleagues, Aquinas board members and many who were sharing stories of how Msgr. Mike's preaching of the message of Jesus had made an impact in their life. With humor and appropriate seriousness, Msgr. Mike's response focused all present on the need to continue to preach Jesus with our words and our actions. A powerful message! Msgr.Mike thanked Aquinas Institute for all that it does to train present and future church leaders. He went on to salute our beloved Sr. Joan Delaplane, OP, who introduced him before receiving the award, as one who models this important call. It was a wonderful evening for both Msgr. Mike and for the mission of Aquinas Institute.