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Aquinas Institute of Theology is seeking nominations for the 2006 Great Preacher Award.

The Great Preacher Award honors a priest who has strengthened the Catholic community and transformed lives through powerful preaching. You are invited to nominate a priest who fits that description simply by writing a letter or an email. Describe how you believe the priest’s words strengthen your community or how he challenges you, inspires you, and calls you to greater holiness.

This year’s award recipient will be the school’s 12th. Aquinas Institute will honor the Great Preacher in the fall at an event at the priest’s parish or community.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, June 16. Please send nominating letters to:

Dodie Nelke, Office of Institutional Advancement
Aquinas Institute of Theology
23 S. Spring Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Send emails to Please also include the phone number of the person submitting the nomination. For more information, call Nelke at 314.256.8857.

Aquinas Institute is a seminary and graduate school of theology affiliated with Saint Louis University. Central to its mission is educating great preachers. At Aquinas Institute, priesthood candidates study alongside laypeople and vowed religious. Graduates serve as priests and in other positions of leadership in parishes; they also serve in roles such as campus minister, hospital chaplain and theology teacher.

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