About The Cor Unum Award

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In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke writes:

The community of believers was of one heart and
one mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all.
(Acts 4:32-33)

The Cor Unum Award is the highest honor presented by Providence Catholic High School. It is awarded to those who have provided extraordinary service to Providence Catholic, to the Church or to the community. Honorees personify the essence of the medallion’s inscription: One in Ministry, One in Mission and One in Family.

The words and the image on the medallion authentically capture the rich tradition of Providence Catholic High School. The “One Heart” unites the Scriptures (from the Acts of the Apostles) with the Augustinian tradition of the restless heart, symbolic of the person who yearns to know God better. “One Heart” also reminds us of Bishop Kaffer and his deep devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

On the medallion, the Augustinian “restless heart” (on fire with love for God, and pierced by God’s love) is placed on a Kairos cross. Ask any senior to recall one of his or her most memorable experiences at Providence and the Kairos retreat will immediately come to mind. It represents the place where their restless hearts encountered God in a powerful way.

The Cor Unum medallion is the premiere award given to those who embody the inscription: One in ministry, one in mission, one in family.

To highlight the prestige and importance of this award, a $5000 scholarship will be established in the name of each recipient. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need. It is our hope that the Providence Family will contribute toward these scholarships to increase the financial assistance available to those in need.

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