The award honours a career that spans six decades. Marie-Paule has been a missionary since the age of 23. Today, at the age of 85, she is still active, working in Texas and supporting the poor and migrants.
Sister Marie-Paule intends to use the cash to expand her missionary activities in the US and help to make people more self-sufficient. The good nun hasn't forsaken her Flemish roots. Each and every week she speaks with her family in Bruges, but only comes home once every two years.