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Angels of Grace

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 15th ANNUAL ANGELS OF GRACE AWARDS LUNCHEON ON
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2022! 


 

Introducing our 2022 Angels of Grace Honorees!

Each year, on the last Saturday in September, the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center honors three local women who have made a difference in the lives of others and our community through their generous service.  

We are pleased to introduce you to our 2022 Angels of Grace Honorees!  

 

Marvetta Grimes will receive the Angel Raphael Award for being a companion to those in need of help and assistance.  Marvetta is a graduate and now Executive Director of Seeds of Hope Indy, a transitional housing facility for women who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction.  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Seeds of Hope was founded in 1999 with the purpose of providing a structured, loving environment to enable its residents to successfully work through an individualized program of recovery, and to be able to begin a new way of life - free from addiction.  Marvetta began her journey with Seeds of Hope as a resident of their recovery program.  As a graduate of this program, she began working as an overnight supervisor and house manager. In 2005, she was promoted to Executive Director. Marvetta is honored to help other women through her experience, inspiring them with her strength and hope.  

D. Anne Jones will receive the Angel Gabriel Award as a messenger of hope and cheer.  She is the artist behind Face-to-Face Fine Art Commemorative Expressions Inc, and 

was inspired to create this non-profit after losing her sister, mother, and husband, all within a 60-day period. Since she has founded Face-to-Face, she has also lost her daughter. Anne has been practicing portraiture for over 40 years. She attended John Herron School of Art at IUPUI and also studied under internationally known Viennese artist Alice Schlessinger. To honor the memories of her husband, sister, mother, and daughter, Anne reaches out to others suffering a sudden, unexpected, or tragic loss. Having a memorial portrait can help offer relief in the grieving process and keeps the memory of the deceased loved one alive. Anne works with survivors to choose a photo that will help her capture the likeness and spirit of each individual subject and is especially interested in making each portrait a unique statement of the individual person.

Linda Hirsch will receive the Angel Michael Award as a defender of the dignity and goodness of others. Linda Hirsch has a servant’s heart. What began as a faith sharing group for a prison ministry at has developed into lasting relationships and a commitment to helping the women at the Indiana Women’s Prison with reentry. When she first walked into the Indiana Women’s Prison as a volunteer in 1993, Linda soon came to love the women, dedicated staff, and other volunteers. All are woven into the fabric of the prison. In 2016, Linda called together a group of volunteers and founded One Net Coalition, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to walk with women as they create a new path home. This 20-week program, served entirely by volunteers, prepares women to overcome obstacles to reentry and establish a new beginning. For Linda, it is easy to see the face of Christ in these women and how God walks through every open door. Every graduate of this program has maintained her freedom. Today, their program is expanding beyond prison to women who have been released but are still struggling.

Meet this year's Angels of Grace and hear their inspiring stories at our 15th Angels of Grace Awards Luncheon on Saturday, September 24, 2022. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit www.benedictinn.org or call 317-788-7581. Proceeds benefit women's programming at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center.