People of Life Award Guidelines

The People of Life Award is presented to individuals who have consistently answered the call of Saint John Paul II in The Gospel of Life (Evangelium vitae, 1995) to be “people of life and for life.” Recipients are recognized because, through their personal or professional contributions, they have demonstrated their lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement, to promoting respect for the dignity of the human person, and to advocacy for an end to the culture of death in this nation.

The People of Life Award is bestowed on occasion to a practicing Catholic in honor of his or her significant contribution in service to the culture of life. In particular, recipients of this award work humbly, without fanfare, seeking no recognition, which makes them even more deserving of this honor.

2019 People of Life Award Winners

Press Release

Cheryl Holley
Coordinator, Pastoral Care of Priests
Director, Josephite Pastoral Center

Marian Desrosiers
Director of Advancement, Bishop Connolly high school
Diocese of Fall River
Former Diocesan Pro-Life Director

Chuck Donovan
President, Charlotte Lozier Institute

See the full list of past winners.