Evangelium Vitae Medal

Plated Medal Obverse And Reverse

The Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal is the nation's most important lifetime achievement award for heroes in the pro-life movement, honoring individuals whose outstanding efforts have served to proclaim the Gospel of Life by steadfastly affirming and defending the sanctity of human life from its earliest stages. Announced annually on Respect Life Sunday (the first Sunday of October), the Evangelium Vitae Medal consists of a specially commissioned medal and $10,000 prize, which is presented at a spring banquet.

The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame will present the 2024 Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal to Dr. Elvira Parravicini, founding director of the Neonatal Comfort Care Program and associate professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, at a Mass and dinner on April 27, 2024. Learn more about Dr. Parravicini.


About the Medal

Read more about the medal’s design and significance.

Medal Recipients

Learn more about past Evangelium Vitae Medal recipients.