Finalists

Each year, a select group of finalists are nominated to receive the Opus Prize. Their work champions faith-filled change to transform lives and inspire others. Learn more about our selection process and each year's Opus Prize Laureate.

2017

DR. JASON REINKING & DR. NOHA ABOELATA

Roots Community Health Center,                       Oakland, California

2017

SISTER STAN TERESE MUMUNI

Nazareth Home for God’s Children,                        Ghana

2016

Father Peter Balleis, SJ

JESUIT WORLDWIDe     LEARNING Geneva, Switzerland



2016

SISTER ANNE JORDAN, PBVM

CANA COMMUNITIES       SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA                    

2014

Father Joe Maier

Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation
Bangkok, Thailand

2014

Gollapalli Israel

Janodayam Social Education Centre
Chennai, India


2013

FAHMINA INSTITUTE

CIREBON, INDONESIA

2013

Sister Carol Keehan

Catholic Health Association
Washington D.C., United States

2012

Leonora Mol

Atelie de Ideias
Vitoria, Brazil


2012

Segundo Velasquez

Mano a Mano
Cochabamba, Bolivia

2011

Father Gregory Boyle

Homeboy Industries
Los Angeles, United States

2011

Sister Rita Pessoa

Association of Small Rural Producers of Jacera
Filadelfia, Brazil


2009

Father Hans Stapel

Fazenda da Esperanca
Guaratingueta, Brazil

2009

Sister Valeriana Garcia-Martin

Asociacion hogares luz y vida
Bogota, Colombia

 

2008

Krishnammal Jagannathan

Land for Tillers' Freedom
Tamil Nadu, India


2008

MICHAEL WOODARD

JUBILEE HOUSE COMMUNITY & CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL AMERICA
CIUDAD SANDINO, NICARAGUA

2007

Father John Adams

So Others Might Eat
Washington D.C., United States

 

2007

Rev. Norberto Carcellar

Homeless People's Federation
Quezon City, Philippines


2006

Sister Ann Kendrick

Office for Farmworker Ministry
Apopka, Florida, United States

2006

Father John Foley

Cristo Rey Network
Chicago, United States

2005

Dr. Juliana Akinyi Otieno

Kisumu, Kenya


 

2005

Rev. William Wasson

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos
Cuernavaca, Mexico