Lighting a candle, instead of cursing the darkness

Over at his little corner of the blogosphere, Tony Rossi has announced the winners of this year’s Christopher Awards:

A young adventurer risks his life to reunite trafficked children with their families; African-American maids in the South reclaim their dignity through sharing their stories; a priest travels around the world to explore the history of the Catholic Church. These stories and more are told in the 22 feature films, TV/Cable programs, and books for adults and young people being honored with Christopher Awards in New York on May 24th, 2012.

Created in 1949, the Christopher Awards are presented to writers, producers, directors and illustrators whose work affirms the highest values of the human spirit. Christopher Awards program manager, Tony Rossi, says, “Not only are this year’s winners entertaining, engaging and inspiring, they also reflect the power of our individual choices to shape the lives of others in unexpected ways.”

Movies being honored include “The Help,” “The Muppets,” “Of Gods and Men” and “War Horse.”  TV shows include “Catholicism,” and Mitch Ablom’s “Have a Little Faith.”

Read the whole list here. Congratulations!  I’m the happy recipient of one of these awards, and I think it’s the one piece of decorative art on my shelf of which I’m most proud.  These awards truly mean something.

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