José and Digna Lopez have been awarded the national Lumen Christi Award by the Catholic Extension. The couple has worked with the Latino community in the Stockton Diocese for more than 20 years.
“Individually and together, José and Digna have been the light of Christ directly to our Latino people, including migrants, youths, young adults, parish priests and parish volunteer-ministry teams,” Stockton Diocese Bishop Stephen Blaire said in a news release. “We are proud of their work and humbled by their generosity. They are most worthy of receiving the Lumen Christi Award.”