Cause for the Canonization of
Servant of God
"Apostle of the Alleghenies"
2007 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award Recipient
Harry Sickler Jr.
was proposed as an award candidate by Father Joseph Orr, pastor, and the members
of the parish council at Saint Matthew Parish, Tyrone.
They described him as “a multi - faceted supporter of the parish and
civic communities in which he worships and lives.
He has even been referred to as the ‘Host of Tyrone.’”
The nominators went on
to say “Like Prince Gallitzin, Harry Sickler was a founder of and/or major
influence in the continuation of numerous community - oriented services, all
rooted in his staunch Christian values that call all of us to service of our
neighbor.” In listing his many
projects, the nomination form commented “He has been the ‘light of the
world’ and ‘city built on a hill’ that Jesus talked about.”