By Catholic Review Staff
Beverly A. Carroll, a parishioner of St. Peter Claver, Baltimore, received the 2012 “Servant of Christ Award- Lifetime Achievement Honors” July 21 from The National Black Catholic Congress XI in Indianapolis, Ind.
This is the first time the Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Catholic Church in the African American Community award has been given. Carroll was recognized for making contributions to the freedom and growth of African Americans in the church and society.
Carroll is an assistant director in the secretariat for cultural diversity in the church at the United States Conference on Catholic Bishops (USCCB). She advises the U.S. Bishops on evangelization in African American communities.
Carroll was the founding director of the USCCB secretariat for African American Catholics from 1988 to 2008.
Previously, Carroll worked for 20 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Office of Urban Affairs and provided staff assistance to the Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Scholarship Fund. She received the Dr. Martin Luther King Award for Civil Rights from the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1988.
“Beverly is an example of the ‘good and faithful servant.’ She is a respected leader in the community and has provided invaluable advice to the Bishops Conference on matters concerning the evangelization of African American Catholics,” said Mar Muñoz-Visoso, executive director of USCCB’s Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church. “We are proud to know her and work with her every day, and grateful that her talents and love for the Church are being recognized.”
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