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 University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture will award the 2019 Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal to the Women’s Care Center Foundation at a Mass and banquet on April 27, 2019.

“The Women’s Care Center sets the standard nationwide for compassionate and comprehensive care for mothers, babies and families,” said O. Carter Snead, the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture. “In its work and witness, the Women’s Care Center embodies the unconditional love and radical hospitality that anchors and sustains a culture of life. It is our privilege to honor them with the Evangelium Vitae Medal.”

Read more about the Women's Care Center and the Evangelium Vitae Medal here.

RSVPs for the Mass and Banquet on April 27, 2019 will be available in the Spring.

 

About the Medal

Read more about the medal’s design and significance.

Medal Recipients

Learn more about past Evangelium Vitae Medal recipients.