Joseph P Kennedy III and Dr John Lahey recognized among top New England Irish honorees


A member of the order of the Little Sisters of the Assumption, Sr. Lena has demonstrated a tireless commitment to social justice and progressive community values. She has been the recipient of many awards and accolades over the years including those from the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Governor’s Office. In 2008 Stonehill College awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in recognition of her grassroots human rights work. Most recently Sr. Lena was named by the Irish Government as one of ten recipients of the first annual Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad.