Meet the Friars – Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv.

Fr. Jobe ~ 2014 Jean Thorn Canon Law Award of Merit Award

Canadian Canon Law Society President, Robert Lariviere, presenting Fr. Jobe with the medallion and pin, distinctive of the 2014 Jean Thorn Canon Law Award of Merit

On October 23, 2014, at the closing banquet of the forty-ninth annual convention of the Canadian Canon Law Society held at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv. was presented with the 2014 Jean Thorn Canon Law Award of Merit. Fr. Jobe is a Canon Law Professor at Saint Paul University, in Ottawa, Canada.

A portion of an October 28th announcement made by Saint Paul University Dean of Faculty of Canon Law, Anne Asselin, JCD, PhD, stated, “Nous sommes également heureux d’annoncer que la Société canadienne de droit canonique a décerné la Mention de mérite Jean Thord pour 2014 au professeur Jobe Abbass. Il a été honoré pour sa recherche et sa contribution exceptionnelle au droit canonique, spécialement dans le domaine du Droit oriental. Le prix est décerné aux membres de la Société qui se sont distingués dans la promotion du droit canonique ou qui ont fait des contributions exceptionnelles au service du droit canonique.” (Translation: We are … pleased to announce that the Canadian Canon Law Society awarded the Jean Thorn Canon Law Merit Award for 2014 to Professor Jobe Abbass. He was honoured for his research and outstanding contribution to canon law, especially in the field of Eastern Law.  The award is granted to  members of the Society who distinguished themselves in the promotion of canon law or who have made exceptional contributions in the service of canon law.“)

As stated by our Minister Provincial, the Very Rev. Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., “You have brought a distinct honour to our new Province of Our Lady of the Angels.  Kudos and Thanks!”