Sister Delores Dufner OSB to Receive Lutheran Award

Benedictine Sister Delores Dufner of Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota will receive the Christus Rex (“Christ the King”) award from Valparaiso University’s Institute of Liturgical Studies at its annual conference this coming week.

Sister-Delores-Dufner2017 is the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Reformation with Martin Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517.

In 2016, the Valparaiso institute commissioned Sister Delores, a member of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, to write a special hymn for its annual conference, where she was also a speaker.

Sister Delores is a prolific liturgical poet and has had over 200 hymn texts published. Nine of her hymn texts are in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the hymnal of the ELCA Lutheran church. Her hymn “To Be Your Presence” was sung at the prayer service held in Lund, Sweden, Oct. 31, 2016, during a joint Catholic-Lutheran commemoration of the Reformation attended by Pope Francis and international Lutheran leaders.

Congratulations, Sister Delores!

H/T St. Cloud Visitor.





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4 responses to “Sister Delores Dufner OSB to Receive Lutheran Award”

  1. Rita Ferrone Avatar
    Rita Ferrone

    Congratulations, Sister Delores! Well-deserved!
    May she continue to be an inspiration to others as well as a gift to us all.

  2. Paul Inwood Avatar
    Paul Inwood

    Bravo, Delores! What a wonderful contribution you have made to the prayer-life of the Church!

  3. Dr. Cajetan Coelho Avatar
    Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Hearty congratulations to Sister Delores Dufner.

  4. Jim Pauwels Avatar
    Jim Pauwels

    What a wonderful honor! Congratulations, Sr. Dolores, and thank you for the gifts you’ve given us.

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