Friday, October 26, 2012

Woman religious receives Order of B.C.

Sister Nancy Brown awarded honour for work with abused youth
Sister Nancy Brown (centre) smiles during her investment ceremony. She is flanked
by Premier Christy Clark and Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point. Sister Brown is
the pastoral counsellor and ombudsman at Covenant House.
Government of British Columbia / Special to The B.C. Catholic
Recently Covenant House's Sister Nancy Brown was awarded the Order of B.C. Alistair Burns reports:
The Sisters of Charity of Halifax now proudly call one of their own a recipient of the highest civilian honour for merit in the province. Sister Nancy Brown, the pastoral counsellor at Covenant House, was formally invested in the Order of British Columbia (OBC) by Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point at Government House in Victoria in September.

"I'm happy to receive this on behalf of religious women. I was surprised initially," said Sister Brown.

She was nominated by Covenant House in recognition of her dedication to assisting women and homeless youth, as well as battling against the twin evils of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

"The issues I've been working on are issues most people are not comfortable with," she stated. "If this award brings greater awareness to those issues, then I'm happy with it."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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