San Antonian is finalist for 2012 Lumen Christi award
When Gloria Coronado takes to the airwaves, people hear more than just her voice – they hear a message of love and mercy that touches their hearts. As owner of the Guadalupe Radio Network, Coronado offers live programming to spread the good news of Christ to the Hispanic community in San Antonio.
Coronado is a finalist for the 2012 Lumen Gentium Award. The Lumen Christi Award is given by Catholic Extension Society to an individual or group working in one of America’s mission dioceses who shares the light of Christ with the communities they serve. Through their ministries, these hidden heroes stand witness to the transformative power of faith that changes hearts, lives and society.
Although her on-air presence brings hope to the community, Coronado does so much more to build the faith in her diocese. She coordinates the Escuela de la Fe (School of Faith), which focuses on the importance of faith formation, vocations and family life. She developed a certification program for Hispanic catechists, to ensure that the formational needs of the Hispanic community were being met. Additionally, she has founded numerous conferences dedicated to strengthening families and renewing faith within individuals. The events she sponsors draw thousands of people, inviting them into a deeper relationship with Christ and the Church. As a result of her welcoming personality, Coronado has brought many people into greater communion with the Church and each other.
For more information on the award, visit the Catholic Extension web site here.