At the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s recent National Assembly in Baltimore, the SVdP National Foundation honored recently retired Bishop John Quinn with its Inaugural Founder’s Award.
The award recognizes Bishop Quinn’s exceptional service and outstanding contributions to the National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Bishop Quinn was enthusiastically chosen as the inaugural recipient of the award, which will be given by the National Foundation annually going forward.
“Like the Society’s original founders, Frédéric Ozanam and his friends, Bishop Quinn’s contributions have had a lasting impact on SVdP, and he has left a legacy of faith and service,” said Chief Advancement Officer Ryan Carney.
Bishop Quinn served the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as its National Episcopal Advisor for 12 years, helping to advance the Society and champion its mission to his brother Bishops. A beloved figure within the Society, he also spiritually fed and guided the Society’s leaders and Vincentian volunteers during that time.
More recently, he has served as Spiritual Advisor to the National Foundation, which works to support the work of the National Council and strengthens the Vincentian network of charity through financial support and other endeavors.
Bishop Quinn recently retired as Bishop of Winona-Rochester, but will continue to advise and support the work of the National Foundation.
Congratulations, Bishop Quinn! We thank you for your service and devotion to the Society.