Awards of Honor

Following are the various awards that we will give to some of our members who die.

Order of St. James

James was the leader of the Jerusalem community.

This award is given to any CFC-FFL chapter leader or above (i.e., senior) who dies while in active service.

The award may also be given to a former chapter leader who served meritoriously.

  • ·Upon the recommendation of the Body of Counselors (Manila).
  • ·Must be for meritorious service (thus one removed from office for cause should not be given this award).

The award is signed by the Area Servant.

Order of St. Peter

Peter was the apostle to the Jews.

This award is given to any CFC-FFL member who dies from any cause while primarily on CFC-FFL mission (i.e., sent to serve outside his/her area of residence) withinhis/her country of residence. Either of the following circumstances apply:

  • ·When one dies while primarily on CFC-FFL mission, at any time during the mission.
  • ·In case the work done for CFC-FFL is merely incidental (e.g., as part of one’s vacation or travel for secular work), when one dies while actually doing work for CFC-FFL.

The award is signed by the Country Servant.

Order of St. Paul

Paul was the apostle to the gentiles.

This award is given to any CFC-FFL member who dies from any cause while on CFC-FFL mission outside his/her country of residence. Either of the following circumstances apply:

  • ·When one dies while primarily on CFC-FFL mission, at any time during the mission.
  • ·In case the work done for CFC-FFL is merely incidental (e.g., as part of one’s vacation or travel for secular work), when one dies while actually doing work for CFC-FFL.

The award is signed by the Int’l Mission Coordinator.

Order of St. Thomas More

Thomas More was the government official who was killed for standing up for what was right and just.

The award is given to any CFC-FFL member who gives his/her life in the heroic service of God and country, in or outside of government.

  • ·He/she must have been doing outstanding service.
  • ·He/she must have been a person of high integrity.
  • ·It is for those who are killed or assassinated because of the pursuance of their work, or for those who die in an accident directly related to the carrying out of their work, or for those who die due to serious illness gotten as a consequence of their work.

The award is signed by the Servant General.

Order of St. Stephen

Stephen was the first martyr (Acts 7:54-60).

The award is given to any CFC-FFL member who is martyred (i.e., killed by another person or persons on account of his/her faith).

  • ·Not for death due to accident or sickness.
  • ·Death must have been intentionally inflicted on account of standing up for one’s faith.
  • ·The CFC-FFL member need not have been doing CFC-FFL work.

The award is signed by the Servant General.

 

 

Note:

1.     Sample texts are attached [the sample texts will be provided as needed – ed.]. The formulation of the text must be uniform, changed only by the particular circumstances.

2.     Only one award is given, whichever is higher (above awards are ranked accordingly, with the Order of St. Stephen as the highest award).

3.     All awards must first be cleared with the Body of Counselors (Manila).

4.     In case of dispute, the Servant General decides.

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