Catholic Bishop J. Terry Steib of Memphis will receive the 2012 Great Preacher Award from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.
Steib, who has led the Catholic Diocese of Memphis since 1993, will join a list of previous winners that includes Francis Cardinal George and Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.
“Receiving the Great Preacher Award by the Aquinas Institute is quite an honor for me and is very humbling,” Steib said.
“I don’t believe that I do anything extraordinary. I try to preach the Word of God.”
The institute is a school sponsored by the Order of Preachers, the Dominicans.