The Georgetown Center for Liturgy Honors Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S.

The Georgetown Center for Liturgy
Advent Celebration and Benefit
Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart
December 8, 2010


Father Larry Madden, S.J.  honors Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S. as recipient of the Center's 2010 National Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liturgical Life of the American Church.

Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C. PP.S. is the founder and director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio.  She has also founded and continues to edit the respected theological/liturgical journal Liturgical Ministry and is also the founder of the award-winning family of publications entitled Living Liturgy.  An inspiring teacher, she is the author of four books and more than seventy articles.

The citation reads:

The Georgetown Center for Liturgy
presents the
2010 Award  for Outstanding Contributions made to
the Liturgical Life of the American Church to
Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S.
Liturgist, Theologian, Pastor

For years with exceptional capacity and insight you have comprehended
and critiqued the broad range of liturgical scholarship and practice.
With imagination you created instruments and publications to
bring this wisdom to thousands of liturgical ministers
You have shown a hope-inspiring balance between a love for the Church
and its traditions and the need to continually look forward.
You graciously collaborate with the broader Christian community
which has recognized your wisdom and appreciated your spirit.

With our deep admiration and gratitude for the gift you are
The Georgetown Center for Liturgy presents this award
on the eighth day of December 2010.