SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF CANADA
Alice Gazeley, Kingston Diocesan Council, has been presented with the Social Justice Award by the Ontario Provincial Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada at their recent Convention in Stratford, ON. The Ontario Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League represents over 47,000 women. The Award is presented to a Catholic Women’s League member that has given extraordinary service in social justice issues contributing to her community and must have demonstrated exemplary leadership, generosity of spirit and living the mission of the League.
Alice speaks of social justice as a continuum extending from charity to justice; the Gospel calls us to both. In a recent document published by the Canadian Catholic Bishops, they write, “You cannot help every person in need, nor address every injustice, but you can foster within yourself a Gospel vision for the world, a world where, ‘mercy and faithfulness have met, justice and peace have embraced’ (Ps 85,10), and put yourself at the service of that broader vision.” This is Jesus’ challenge to us and accompanied by the Holy Spirit, we must meet this challenge