Friends of Father Baker Celebration

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The 2021 Friends of Father Baker Reception is back as an “In-Person” Event!
Friday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s honoree is Sister Norma Pimentel



Referred to as “the Pope’s favorite Nun,” Sister Norma is a leading advocate for human dignity and an outspoken supporter of refugees at the U.S.-Mexican border.

She is a Missionary of Jesus and executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Sister Norma has been featured in newspapers around the world and on programs such as “20/20,“60 Minutes,” and “Face the Nation."  She has been recognized with the following awards:

  • Our Sunday Visitor’s 2015 Catholic of the Year

  • University of Notre Dame’s highest honor, the Laetare Medal, in 2018

  • 2019 Sister Margaret Cafferty Development of Peoples Award from the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development

  • 2020 Time magazine’s "100 Most Influential People in the World" list

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