Two volunteers with Mercy Hospital Washington, Mary Ann Kamler and Ruth Lottmann, have been selected to receive the 2017 Catholic Women’s Award.

They are among a total of 26 to be recognized with the award.

The 2017 Catholic Women’s Award honors women in parishes who take after Mary’s intercession of “Health of the Sick.”

Pastors, parish council members or agency directors nominate women who are healers through presence, touch, profession or words.

The awardees will be honored by the archdiocesan Office of Laity and Family Life Sunday, Aug. 6, for understanding the interweaving of healing the body, soul and spirit.

Kamler has been volunteering as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at Mercy Hospital Washington for 17 years. Lottmann has served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at Mercy Hospital Washington for 33 years.

To learn more about becoming a Mercy Hospital Washington volunteer, call Dana Meyer at 636-239-8882.

Mercy Hospital Washington, a member of Mercy, is a 148-bed hospital that serves all or parts of Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties.

The hospital offers comprehensive emergency, heart, cancer, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and other health services. The hospital is supported by the care of more than 140 physicians and advanced practitioners who are part of Mercy Clinic.