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Monday, September 23, 2013 12:00 AM

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Delphos native Brother Nicholas (Eugene) Renner, C.PP.S., is the recipient of the 2013 Archbishop Edwin O’Hara Advocacy Award for Rural Ministry from the National Catholic Rural Life Conference.

The award will be presented during a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 in Assumption Chapel at St. Charles Center, Carthagena. A social will follow.

The award recognizes Brother Nick’s lifetime of work in soil and water conservation. Working on the farmland owned by his religious community, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Brother Nick has been a pioneer of good farming methods that slow soil erosion and keep waterways clean. He also serves on the board of the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District and is involved in parish ministry at Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, where he makes his home.

Brother Nick joined the Missionaries in 1962 and was professed a religious brother in 1964. He has had a variety of ministries, including managing the farm at St. Charles; ministry to the people of Haiti; directing the Community’s lay associate program; and parish ministry.

The public is invited to the ceremony honoring Brother Nick.

For more information, contact the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, 937-228-9263

Last Updated on Sunday, September 22, 2013 11:36 PM

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