Sr. Lucinda Peightal holds the award she received for social justice leadership. (Courtesy Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary)
Sr. Lucinda Peightal holds the award she received for social justice leadership. (Courtesy Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary)
At the national convention of Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic college graduate honor society, Holy Names Sister Lucinda Peightal of Portland received the society’s Faith and Service Award. The annual award goes to non-members who have exemplified leadership in social justice.

Sister Lucinda could not attend the June 22 awards banquet, so Holy Names Sister Carole Strawn, a member of the society, accepted the honor on her behalf. Sister Carole, who had nominated Sister Lucinda, lauded her fellow nun’s commitment to the work of justice in her community.

“Sister Lucinda is an example of what one person can do and lives out the saying ‘Think globally, act locally,’” Sister Carole said. “If she were here today she would urge you not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges we face in our world today. By each of us becoming involved at the local level in whatever way we can — by letting our voices, hands and feet be used to work for the common good, we can each be the energy that creates the ripple of change that moves out into the wider world to realize a just and peaceful world.”

Sister Lucinda currently is involved with the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good’s initiative on housing and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice.