Edwina Gateley: 2019 Prophet of Peace

Edwina Gateley is a poet, theologian, artist, writer, and lay minister. She is a single mom and has been described as a modern day mystic and prophet. The Benedictine Sisters of Erie awarded the 2019 Prophet of Peace award to her for the extraordinary manner in which she uses her gifts for the good of others.

"Edwina’s efforts are clearly aligned with the Erie Benedictines' Corporate Commitment," said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. "She has given her life working for women and raising the issues of sexism and racism in church and society internationally, nationally, and locally.”

With prayer and praise Edwina was acknowledged as a woman whose commitment to justice, peace and women’s issues is reflected in the responsible and caring mission that she daily embraces. In accepting the award, Edwina said: "I have simply tried to bring God's face to the world . . .a big God who is something of everything God created . . . I am grateful to the Erie Benedictines who continue to share my journey . . . thank you."

Click here to read the reflections and award presentation given by Sister Anne Wambach.

Click here to visit Edwina's web site.