Father Cyprian Davis wins three honors

Benedictine Father Cyprian Davis, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, has been named the recipient of three awards.

The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) gave its Lifetime Achievement Servant of Christ Award to Father Davis at its conferences in Indianapolis on July 21.

The Servant of Christ Award is a new award developed by the leadership of the NBCC to recognize “those who personify Christian servant leadership in the African American community,” a news release from Saint Meinrad said.

Father Davis will also received the Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Historical Society Dec. 3.

The Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who has made “extraordinary contributions over an extended period of time to the field of history,” the release said.

The American Catholic Historical Association will honor Father Davis with its Distinguished Teaching Award on Jan. 5. This honor is given annually to a college or university professor who has demonstrated a high commitment to teaching beyond the expected requirements of the position and has promoted Catholic studies from one generation of scholars to another, the release said.

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