La Posada Providencia’s Program Director Sister Zita Telkamp, CDP won the final popular online vote for the 2013 Lumen Christi Award—and we want to say thank you for voting, asking your friends and family to vote and for all of your messages in support of Sister Zita, La Posada and the Diocese of Brownsville! A massive outpouring of support from the Valley, the nation, and the world (as far away as Asia, Africa, and Central and South America!) in the final 24 hours of voting brought in nearly 1,000 votes for Sister Zita. Her first place finish in the final popular vote could not have happened without YOUR energy, vision, and faith in our mission!
Your energetic participation in the online voting process has been crucial. Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award panel judges will now review information about each finalist and the results of the popular support shown in online voting. The judges will give each finalist a composite score to help decide the 2013 Lumen Christi Award recipient. If she is selected as the recipient of the Lumen Christi Award, Sister Zita will receive $25,000 for La Posada’s ministry and the Diocese of Brownsville will also receive $25,000 for its ministries, for a total of $50,000!
Sister Zita’s Lumen Christi Award nomination is getting the attention of the Texas media! She is featured in articles in the Valley Central, San Benito News and the St. Louis Review. Sister Zita was also interviewed by Action 4 News.
Click here to read the article in the Valley Central.
Click here to read the article in the San Benito News.
Click here to read the article in the Valley Catholic.
Click here to read the article on KMBH Public Radio.
Click here to read the article in the Valley Morning Star.
Click here to read another article in the San Benito News.
Click here to read another article in the Valley Morning Star.
Action 4 News Story
Below is Sister Zita’s complete interview by Action 4 News on her nomination.
Click here for the edited version of the Action 4 News story.
We are excited and proud that the mission of Sister Zita, the Sisters of Divine Providence and La Posada Providencia is being shared!